Table 5

Pearson correlation (Significance; N) of background measures with the Workplace Climate Questionnaire. Correlations significant at p < 0.05 are in bold, and those with an absolute value of greater than 0.2 are underlined. Variables that are significant in the multiple regression (see text) are in italics.

Time of measurement

aWCQ Workload

aWCQ Supportive-Receptive

aWCQ Choice-Independence


SPQ Surface Learning

Application

0.022 (P = .389; N = 1587)

0.042 (P = .093; N = 1578)

0.004 (P = .874; N = 1591

Final Year

0.037 (P = .240; N = 999)

-0.034 (P = .287; N = 998)

0.054 (P = .090; N = 1000)

SPQ Strategic Learning

Application

0.032 (P = .196; N = 1591)

0.043 (P = .090; N = 1578)

0.082 (P = .001; N = 1591)

Final Year

0.063 (P = .048; N = 999)

0.020 (P = .520; N = 998)

0.036 (P = .255; N = 1000)

SPQ Deep Learning

Application

0.008 (P = .738; N = 1587)

0.029 (P = .251; N = 1578)

0.049 (P = .051; N = 1591)

Final Year

-0.032 (P = .306; N = 999)

0.071 (P = .026; N = 998)

0.065 (P = .041; N = 1000)

General Health Questionnaire

PRHO

0.183 (P < .001; N = 973)

-0.134 (P < .001; N = 970)

-0.110 (P = .001; N = 972)

2002

    0.354
(P < .001; N = 1606)

    -0.239
(P < .001; N = 1597)

    -0.259
(P < .001; N = 1609)

aMBQ – Emotional exhaustion

PRHO

    0.211
(P < .001; N = 703)

-0.056 (P = .136; N = 701)

-0.035 (P = .348; N = 703)

2002

    0.400
(P < .001; N = 1607)

-0.164 (P < .001; N = 1607)

    -0.220
(P < .001; N = 1609)

aMBQ – Depersonalisation

PRHO

0.057 (P = .145; N = 658)

-0.109 (P = .005; N = 656)

-0.020 (P = .609; N = 658)

2002

    0.216
(P < .001; N = 1595)

    -0.222
(P < .001; N = 1594)

-0.165 (P < .001; N = 1597)

aMBQ – Personal accomplishment

PRHO

-0.028 (P = .393; N = 937)

0.110 (P < .001; N = 933)

0.063 (P = .055; N = 936)

2002

0.163 (P < .001; N = 1601)

0.143 (P < .001; N = 1600)

0.044 (P = .079; N = 1603)

Satisfaction with medicine as a career

2002

    -0.256
(P < .001; N = 1617)

    0.317
(P < .001; N = 1616)

    0.294
(P < .001; N = 1620)


McManus et al. BMC Medicine 2004 2:29   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-2-29

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