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Table 2 Median scores for demand, job-control, and social support and calculated total scores for job strain by residents and faculty physicians

From: Occupational stress experienced by residents and faculty physicians on night shifts

Variables Demand Job-control Social support Job strain
Median
(min-max)
P Median
(min-max)
p Median
(min-max)
p Median
(min-max)
P
Residents (n = 85) 17
(6–20)
<.05 16
(5–20)
<.001 17
(6–24)
>.05 1.1
(0.6-1.7)
<.001
Faculty Physicians (n = 23) 15
(13–19)
18
(10–20)
18
(6–24)
0.9
(0.7-1.4)
Total 16
(6–20)
16
(5–20)
17
(6–24)
1.0
(0.6-1.7)
  1. Job strain and demand was higher, job control was lower in residents than in faculty physicians and these differences were statistically significant