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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample (N = 294 General practitioners)

From: To be or not to be empathic: the combined role of empathic concern and perspective taking in understanding burnout in general practice

  Men Women Total sample  
Variable M/n (%) SD M/n (%) SD M/n (%) SD Mdn Range t/X2 p d/V b
Gender 151 (51)   143 (49)   294     2.18 < 0.001  
Age 53.51 8.69 48.35 9.40 51.00 9.39 52 27–75 4.90 < 0.001 0.57
Living alone 14 (9)   42 (29)   56 (19)     19.24 < 0.001 0.26
Years of clinical experience 25.58 9.19 19.85 9.77 22.80 9.87 25 1–50 5.19 < 0.001 0.61
Number of consultation/week 97.91 32.26 85.63 30.74 91.93 32.07 90 20–200 3.34 < 0.001 0.39
Length of consultation            
  < 16 min 50 (33)   32 (22)   82 (28)     5.12 0.077 0.13
  16-20 min 76 (50)   77 (54)   153 (52)     5.12 0.077 0.13
  > 20 min 25 (17)   34 (24)   59 (20)     5.12 0.077 0.13
Burnout levels a            
  Low 49 (33)   39 (27)   88 (30)     0.94 0.63 0.06
  Average 97 (64)   99 (69)   196 (67)     0.94 0.63 0.06
  High 5 (3)   5 (4)   10 (3)     0.94 0.63 0.06
  1. aLevels according to the MBI manual guidelines. bEffect sizes for the comparison across genders, Cohen’s d or Cramer’s V.