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Table 3 Psychosocial factors at work and work-related outcomes compared to full-time and part-time employment

From: How psychosocial factors affect well-being of practice assistants at work in general medical care? – a questionnaire survey

COPSOQ scalesa Full-time Mean (n = 241) Part-time Mean (n = 295) p-value
Domain: Demands
 Quantitative demands 52.6 47.0 <0.01*
 Emotional demands 50.8 46.6 0.005
 Demands for hiding emotions 44.8 46.4 0.547
 Work-Privacy-Conflict 35.7 18.0 <0.01*
Domain: Influence and development
 Influence at work 42.5 39.1 0.043
 Degree of freedom at work 42.5 42.6 0.889
 Possibilities for development 70.4 68.1 0.035
 Meaning of work 84.3 83.2 0.343
 Workplace commitment 64.8 63.5 0.332
Domain: Interpersonal relations and leadership
 Predictability 65.8 68.0 0.076
 Role-clarity 81.0 81.8 0.631
 Role-conflict 34.9 24.1 <0.01*
 Quality of leadership 63.8 68.0 0.011
 Social support 77.8 78.8 0.326
 Feedback 52.0 51.2 0.670
 Social relations 40.8 42.9 0.155
 Sense of community 85.9 86.3 0.779
 Workplace bullying (single item) 20.5 14.6 0.025*
Domain: Further parameters
 Job insecurity 21.3 19.3 0.133
Domain: Outcome scales
 Thinking about early retirement (single item) 20.0 12.3 <0.01*
 Job satisfaction 71.9 75.1 0.003
 General health 76.7 78.7 0.408
 Burnout 44.3 33.5 <0.01*
 Cognitive stress symptoms 28.5 25.0 0.037
 Satisfaction with life 67.0 73.6 <0.01*
  1. aPossible score for each scale between 0 (minimum) and 100 (maximum)
  2. *Bonferroni correction, statistical significance p < 0.05