Table 5

Job satisfaction and work load of CAM using GPs comparing attitudes

Items of job satisfaction1

Positive CAM attitude

(n = 448)

Mean (SD)

Neutral CAM attitude

(n = 253)

Mean (SD)

Negative CAM attitude

(n = 117)

Mean (SD)


Amount of responsibilitya

3.72 (1.01)

3.58 (1.04)

3.93 (0.97)


Amount of variety in joba,b

4.12 (0.84)

3.99 (0.94)

4.22 (0.81)


Hours of worka

2.48 (1.23)

2.31 (1.11)

2.70 (1.23)


Physical working conditiona

2.66 (1.11)

2.58 (1.05)

2.91 (1.11)


Income

2.62 (1.09)

2.60 (1.05)

2.83 (1.20)


Recognition for workb

3.77 (1.01)

3.56 (1.02)

3.75 (1.07)


Freedom of working methodb

3.42 (1.18)

3.12 (1.12)

3.35 (1.29)


Colleagues and fellow workers

3.98 (0.85)

3.84 (0.84)

3.99 (0.82)


Overall job satisfactionb

3.76 (0.79)

3.55 (0.80)

3.68 (0.91)


Work load


Working hours/week (hrs)

49.09 (13.57)

50.75 (12.09)

51.64 (11.03)


Number of patients/dayb

47.97 (23.88)

52.23 (21.19)

52.67 (22.00)


Consultation time (minutes)b

12.86 (10.36)

10.01 (5.42)

10.65 (8.93)


SD, standard deviation; 1each item ranges from 1 "extreme dissatisfaction" to 5 "extreme satisfaction"

aStatistical significances: p ≤ 0.05 for neutral vs. negative

bStatistical significances: p ≤ 0.05 for positive vs. neutral

cStatistical significances: p ≤ 0.05 for positive vs. negative

Joos et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:131   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-11-131

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