Emergency Physician Communication Style and Career Satisfaction: Is There a Correlation?

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The correlation between social style and career satisfaction among emergency physicians was investigated. An e-mail survey was sent to a random sample of 1,000 members of the American College of Emergency Physicians in practice for at least three years; 707 had valid e-mail addresses. A twenty-item behavioral style survey instrument and a five-item career satisfaction scale were used. The study incorporated prenotification and reminder e-mails. Valid responses were obtained from 329 physicians (46.5%). No correlation was shown between social style and career satisfaction. Problems with both survey instruments were discovered. Survey respondents were unhappy with their careers, with an average satisfaction of 4.03, 1 being very satisfied, 5 very dissatisfied. Areas for future study include redoing the study using different survey instruments.

Creator(s): McEwen, Janet S.
Creation Date: December 2002
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: December 2002
  • Digitized: July 20, 2007
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The correlation between social style and career satisfaction among emergency physicians was investigated. An e-mail survey was sent to a random sample of 1,000 members of the American College of Emergency Physicians in practice for at least three years; 707 had valid e-mail addresses. A twenty-item behavioral style survey instrument and a five-item career satisfaction scale were used. The study incorporated prenotification and reminder e-mails. Valid responses were obtained from 329 physicians (46.5%). No correlation was shown between social style and career satisfaction. Problems with both survey instruments were discovered. Survey respondents were unhappy with their careers, with an average satisfaction of 4.03, 1 being very satisfied, 5 very dissatisfied. Areas for future study include redoing the study using different survey instruments.

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Level: Master's
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Keyword(s): Personality style | communication style | physician style | career satisfaction
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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  • OCLC: 52136207 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc3330
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
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Holder: McEwen, Janet S.
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