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  1. Fulltext. Career satisfaction of US Women physicians : Results from the Women Physicians'Health Study.

    Article - En anglais



    Despite major changes in health care, the prevalence and predictors of career satisfaction have not recently been comprehensively studied in either women or men physicians.


    The Women Physicians'Health Study surveyed a nationally representative random sample (n=4501 respondents ; response rate, 59%) of US women physicians.

    Using univariate and logistic regression analyses, we examined personal and professional characteristics that were correlated with 3 major outcomes : career satisfaction, desire to become a physician again, and desire to change one's specialty.


    Women physicians were generally satisfied with their careers (84% usually, almost always, or always satisfied).

    However, 31% would maybe, probably, or definitely not choose to be a physician again, and 38% would maybe, probably, or definitely prefer to change their specialty.

    Physician's age, control of the work environment, work stress, and a history of harassment were independent predictors of all 3 outcomes, with younger physicians and those having least work control, most work stress, or having experienced severe harassment reporting the most dissatisfaction.

    The strongest association (odds ratio, 11.3 ; 95% confidence interval, 7.3-17.5 ; P<. 001) was between work control and career satisfaction.

    Other significant predictors (P<. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Satisfaction professionnelle, Médecin, Femme, Homme, Spécialité médicale, Désir, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Evaluation professionnelle, Agent santé, Facteur aggravant

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Job satisfaction, Physician, Woman, Human, Medical specialty, Desire, United States, North America, America, Professional evaluation, Health worker

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0403491

    Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 22/03/2000.