Stress in pediatric faculty : results of a national survey.
To determine current levels of pediatric faculty stress experienced by pediatric faculty and to examine contributors to and consequences of this stress.
Random survey, using attitude questionnaire.
Twenty-six medical school-based pediatric programs nationwide.
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.
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.
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
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0414183
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 01/03/1996.