Table 7

Pearson correlation (Significance; N) of stress, burnout and satisfaction with medicine as a career in 2002 with study habits at application to medical school and in th final year of medical school, and with personality in the PRHO year and in 2002. 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 shown in italics.

Time of measurement

Stress (GHQ) (2002)

Emotional exhaustion (aMBI) (2002)

Depersonalisation (aMBI)

Personal accomplishment (aMBI)

Satisfaction with medicine as a career


SPQ Surface Learning

Application

0.036 (P = .150; N = 1555)

0.105 (P < .001;N = 1552)

0.068 (P = .008;N = 1542)

-0.003 (P = .895;N = 1546)

-0.033 (P = .186;N = 1563)

Final Year

0.008 (P = .792;N = 984)

0.090 (P = .005;N = 983)

0.094 (P = .003;N = 976)

-0.036 (P = .266;N = 980)

-0.023 (P = .471;N = 989)

SPQ Strategic Learning

Application

-0.011 (P = .671; N = 1555)

0.017 (P = .513;N = 1552)

-0.073 (P = .004;N = 1542)

0.021 (P = .416;N = 1546)

0.046 (P = .068;N = 1563)

Final Year

-0.014 (P = .655;N = 984)

-0.052 (P = .102;N = 983)

-0.108 (P = .001;N = 976)

0.007 (P = .819;N = 980)

0.104 (P = .001;N = 989)

SPQ Deep Learning

Application

0.041 (P = .102; N = 1555)

-0.001 (P = .974;N = 1552)

-0.055 (P = .031;N = 1542)

0.123 (P < .001;N = 1546)

0.042 (P = .101;N = 1563)

Final Year

-0.022 (P = .498;N = 984)

-0.105 (P = .001;N = 983)

-0.071 (P = .027;N = 976)

0.120 (P < .001;N = 980)

0.134 (P < .001;N = 989)

Neuroticism

PRHO

0.192 (P < .001;N = 972)

0.233 (P < .001;N = 972)

0.103 (P = .001;N = 972)

0.036 (P = .255;N = 975)

-0.188 (P < .001;N = 981)

2002

    0.461
(P < .001; N = 1610)

    0.378
(P < .001;N = 1607)

    0.235
(P < .001;N = 1596)

0.090 (P < .001;N = 1603)

    -0.314
(P < .001;N = 1618)

Extraversion

PRHO

-0.111 (P = .001;N = 970)

-0.190 (P < .001;N = 970)

-0.137 (P < .001;N = 969)

0.077 (P = .016;N = 972)

0.228 (P < .001;N = 979)

2002

    -0.243
(P < .001; N = 1614)

    -0.262
(P < .001;N = 1611)

-0.171 (P < .001;N = 1599)

0.152 (P < .001;N = 1606)

    0.307
(P < .001;N = 1621)

Openness to experience

PRHO

0.012 (P = .721;N = 956)

0.017 (P = .604;N = 955)

0.009 (P = .777;N = 954)

0.096 (P = .003;N = 957)

0.042 (P = .194;N = 964)

2002

-0.046 (P = .066; N = 1611)

0.010 (P = .677;N = 1607)

-0.028 (P = .262;N = 1596)

0.127 (P < .001;N = 1603)

0.066 (P = .008;N = 1618)

Agreeableness

PRHO

-0.028 (P = .376;N = 970)

-0.062 (P = .055;N = 970)

-0.240 (P < .001;N = 969)

0.091 (P = .005;N = 972)

0.101 (P = .002;N = 979)

2002

-0.080 (P = .001; N = 1615)

-0.094 (P < .001;N = 1611)

    -0.322
(P < .001;N = 1600)

0.082 (P = .001;N = 1607)

0.135 (P < .001;N = 1622)

Conscientiousness

PRHO

-0.045 (P = .165;N = 971)

-0.088 (P = .006;N = 970)

-0.121 (P < .001;N = 969)

0.010 (P = .767;N = 972)

0.045 (P = .160;N = 979)

2002

-0.196 (P < .001; N = 1610)

-0.129 (P < .001;N = 1606)

-0.165 (P < .001;N = 1595)

0.031 (P = .209;N = 1602)

0.162 (P < .001;N = 1617)


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