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.