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  1. Stress in pediatric faculty : results of a national survey.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective 

    To determine current levels of pediatric faculty stress experienced by pediatric faculty and to examine contributors to and consequences of this stress.

    Design 

    Random survey, using attitude questionnaire.

    Setting 

    Twenty-six medical school-based pediatric programs nationwide.

    Participants 

    Two hundred fifty-two full-time pediatric faculty members.

    Main Outcome Measures 

    Stress level ; importance of specific sources of stress and fulfillment ; satisfaction with time allotted to various activities ; social support ; satisfaction with career choices.

    Results 

    The return rate was 64%. Forty-six percent of respondents reported « high » or « very high » levels of usual stress ; 64% were stressed beyond a « comfortable » level at least « frequently. » Women (P<. 05), assistant or associate professors (P<. 001), and faculty on the tenure track (P<. 006) reported feeling « overstressed » more often.

    Major sources of stress were pressure to do research, family needs (48%), and lack of personal time (40%). About half (51%) agreed that the recent emphasis on reducing resident stress has led to increased pressure on faculty members.

    Frequency of feeling overstressed was reduced if respondents felt valued by their chairperson (P<. 001) and by other faculty.

    Within the last year, 47% had considered moving to another medical school.

    Conclusions 

    The stress currently experienced by pediatric faculty is substantial and seems to affect long-term commitment to academic medicine.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Etats Unis, Médecin, Pédiatrie, Stress, Vie quotidienne, Milieu universitaire, Satisfaction, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United States, Physician, Pediatrics, Stress, Daily living, University environment, Satisfaction, North America, America

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0414183

    Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 01/03/1996.