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Table 3 Job conditions and satisfaction in the workplace

From: Burnout profiles among French workers in health units for inmates: results of the EHCAU study

  Full Sample Care Level 1 Care Level 2 Care Level 3  
N = 150 N = 78 N = 29 N = 43  
Characteristic N %/mean (SD) N %/mean (SD) N %/mean (SD) N %/mean (SD) p value
Karasek scores
Job demands 144 21.3 (4.2) 73 21.8 (4.2) 29 22.2 (4.5) 42 19.8 (3.7) 0.02
Job control 144 72.8 (10.6) 76 75.5 (9.7) 29 74.9 (8.4) 39 65.9 (10.8) < 0.0001
Social support 138 24.8 (4) 70 25 (3.7) 28 26.2 (4.4) 40 23.6 (4.2) 0.03
  Job straina 26 18.6 11 15.3 5 17.2 10 25.6 0.40
  Isostrainb 12 9.0 5 7.5 3 10.7 4 10.5 0.78
Effort-reward imbalance
 Effort-Reward Imbalance ratio 143 0.4 (0.2) 75 0.5 (0.2) 28 0.5 (0.1) 40 0.4 (0.2) 0.09
 Overcommitment 150 12.9 (3.8) 78 13.3 (4) 29 12.9 (3.7) 43 12.2 (3.6) 0.43
Burnout scoresa
Emotional exhaustion 145 13.1 (10) 77 14 (10.6) 28 12.7 (10) 40 11.5 (8.7) 0.55
Depersonalization 148 6.7 (5.4) 78 7.6 (5.7) 29 5.3 (5.9) 41 5.9 (4.2) 0.07
Personal accomplishment 142 34.7 (8) 74 36.4 (7.1) 28 35.5 (6.6) 40 31.3 (9.5) 0.04
  1. Abbreviation: SD standard deviation
  2. a Job strain: work situation when the psychological demand is greater than the median and the decision latitude is less than the median
  3. b Isostrain: work situation combining a job strain situation with social support below the median level