Table 4

Means and standard deviations of personality traits, career motivation and importance of life goals according to speciality fields (n = 522)

Scale

PC

n = 45

Mean

(SD)

IM

n = 126

Mean

(SD)

SG

n = 68

Mean

(SD)

GO

n = 31

Mean

(SD)

AN

n = 40

Mean

(SD)

PAED

n = 44

Mean

(SD)

PSY

n = 25

Mean

(SD)

OS

n = 60

Mean

(SD)

ND

n = 83

Mean

(SD)

p

Scheffé-test


Personality traits

SOC Sense of Coherence

5.03 (0.73)

4.99 (0.84)

5.35 (0.82)

5.03 (0.80)

5.36 (0.77)

4.91 (0.93)

4.85 (1.03)

5.21 (0.83)

4.95 (0.77)

0.011

PSY, PAED, ND < SG, AN

RSE Rosenberg-Self-Esteem

2.42 (0.38)

2.27 (0.48)

2.48 (0.42)

2.30 (0.37)

2.50 (0.55)

2.31 (0.40)

2.27 (0.62)

2.44 (0.39)

2.33 (0.51)

0.037

IM, PSY < SG, AN

PAQ1 Instrumentality

4.03 (0.65)

4.11 (0.63)

4.63 (0.55)

3.98 (0.73)

4.42 (0.69)

4.14 (0.67)

3.89 (0.73)

4.34 (0.59)

4.00 (0.75)

<0.001

PSY, GO, PC, ND < OS < AN < SG

IM, PAED < SG, AN

PAQ1 Expressiveness

4.93 (0.44)

4.86 (0.51)

4.76 (0.66)

4.98 (0.56)

4.85 (0.49)

5.03 (0.53)

4.97 (0.61)

4.80 (0.64)

4.91 (0.56)

0.255

-


Career motivation

CMQ2 Intrinsic motivation

6.04 (0.51)

6.09 (0.47)

6.32 (0.42)

6.09 (0.54)

6.21 (0.40)

6.18 (0.51)

5.92 (0.59)

6.16 (0.47)

5.96 (0.61)

0.001

PSY < OS, PAED, AN < SG

CMQ2 Extrinsic motivation

3.41 (0.76)

3.60 (0.76)

4.18 (0.88)

3.75 (0.81)

3.53 (0.75)

3.47 (0.72)

3.79 (0.70)

4.12 (0.87)

3.41 (0.95)

<0.001

SG, OS > rest

CMQ2 Extraprofessional concerns

4.75 (0.87)

4.55 (0.94)

3.54 (1.03)

4.44 (0.95)

4.15 (1.20)

4.25 (0.83)

4.85 (1.02)

4.21 (0.89)

4.40 (1.00)

<0.001

SG < rest

AN, OS, PAED < PC, PSY


Importance of life goals (GOALS)

Intimacy

4.63 (0.34)

4.59 (0.43)

4.41 (0.59)

4.76 (0.31)

4.59 (0.46)

4.66 (0.47)

4.50 (0.55)

4.67 (0.37)

4.58 (0.49)

0.016

SG < GO

Affiliation

3.50 (0.75)

3.64 (0.69)

3.46 (0.92)

3.77 (0.79)

3.64 (0.68)

3.73 (0.76)

3.53 (0.73)

3.65 (0.69)

3.62 (0.73)

0.559

-

Altruism

3.73 (0.70)

3.61 (0.58)

3.73 (0.77)

3.58 (0.56)

3.71 (0.79)

3.96 (0.71)

3.41 (0.43)

3.55 (0.73)

3.66 (0.74)

0.40

-

Power

2.53 (0.76)

2.77 (0.77)

3.07 (0.86)

2.99 (0.63)

2.63 (0.74)

2.68 (0.70)

2.97 (0.72)

2.85 (0.76)

2.70 (0.81)

0.006

PC < GO, SG

Achievement

4.03 (0.56)

4.22 (0.49)

4.45 (0.46)

4.25 (0.47)

4.34 (0.48)

4.33 (0.52)

4.21 (0.46)

4.32 (0.48)

4.19 (0.56)

0.002

PC < OS, PAED, AN, SG

Variation

3.80 (0.69)

3.66 (0.70)

3.82 (0.67)

3.73 (0.75)

3.86 (0.68)

3.84 (0.66)

3.43 (0.70)

3.75 (0.75)

3.75 (0.80)

0.301

-


1PAQ Personal Attributes Questionnaire

2CMQ Career Motivation Questionnaire

PC = Primary Care, IM = Internal Medicine, SG = Surgery, GO = G&O, AN = Anaesthesiology, PAED = Paediatrics, PSY = Psychiatry, OS = Other specialities, ND = Not decided

Buddeberg-Fischer et al. BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:137   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-6-137

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