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Table 5 Demographic characteristics associated with job satisfaction among physicians

From: Job satisfaction of certified primary care physicians in rural Shandong Province, China: a cross-sectional study

Variables Groups N Score F P
Gender Male 310 3.40 0.034 0.853
Female 185 3.42   
Age Younger than 25 16 3.69 5.237 0.001
26–35 159 3.52   
36–45 260 3.38   
Over 46 60 3.16   
Marital status Not married 40 3.49 0.569 0.451
Married 455 3.40   
Educational background Technical school graduate 25 3.49 3.276 0.021
Junior college graduate 132 3.56   
University graduate 306 3.35   
Recipient of a master’s degree 32 3.29   
Technical title Medical Assistant 47 3.68 3.674 0.006
Resident Physician 132 3.49   
Attending Physician 253 3.34   
Associate Chief Physician 57 3.33   
Chief Physician 6 3.07   
Monthly salary (CNY) Less than 2000 36 3.81 3.647 0.006
2001-3000 163 3.37   
3001-4000 207 3.39   
4001-5000 69 3.34   
Over 5001 20 3.46   
Form of employment Permanent full-time 429 3.38 5.094 0.024
Temporary/casual 66 3.58   
Years of service Fewer than 5 103 3.49 2.706 0.020
6–10 88 3.58   
11–15 77 3.38   
16–20 138 3.36   
21–25 59 3.27   
More than 26 30 3.21   
Hospital category CH 204 3.37 1.298 0.255
TH 291 3.44   
Hospital grade Grade I hospital 282 3.44 1.664 0.198
Grade II hospital 213 3.36