Medical specialty choice and well-being at work : Physician's personality as a moderator

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Mullola , S , Hakulinen , C , Gimeno Ruiz de Porras , D , Presseau , J , Jokela , M , Vänskä , J , Paunio , T M & Elovainio , M 2019 , ' Medical specialty choice and well-being at work : Physician's personality as a moderator ' , Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health , vol. 74 , no. 3 , pp. 115-129 . https://doi.org/10.1080/19338244.2018.1448355

Title: Medical specialty choice and well-being at work : Physician's personality as a moderator
Author: Mullola, Sari; Hakulinen, Christian; Gimeno Ruiz de Porras, David; Presseau, Justin; Jokela, Markus; Vänskä, Jukka; Paunio, Tiina Maria; Elovainio, Marko
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Education
University of Helsinki, Department of Psychology and Logopedics
University of Helsinki, Department of Psychology and Logopedics
University of Helsinki, HUS Psychiatry
University of Helsinki, Department of Psychology and Logopedics
Date: 2019-05-04
Language: eng
Number of pages: 15
Belongs to series: Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health
ISSN: 1933-8244
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/305748
Abstract: We examined whether physicians' personality traits moderate the association between medical specialty and well-being at work. Nationally representative sample of Finnish physicians (n = 2,815; 65% women; aged 25-72 years in 2015) was used. Personality was assessed with the shortened Big Five Inventory. Indicators of well-being at work were measured with scales from Work Ability Index, General Health Questionnaire, Jenkins' Sleep Problems Scale and Suicidal Ideation. Higher extraversion, openness to experience and agreeableness showed as personality traits beneficial for higher well-being at work among person-oriented specialties whereas higher conscientiousness but lower openness and agreeableness showed as personality traits beneficial for higher well-being at work among technique-oriented specialties. The role of neuroticism remains minor in general. Physicians' personality traits may moderate the association between medical specialty and well-being at work.
Subject: 515 Psychology
516 Educational sciences
medical specialty
well-being at work
personality traits
psychological distress
work ability
ORGANIZATIONAL JUSTICE
PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS
JOB-SATISFACTION
STRESS
BURNOUT
HEALTH
DOCTORS
SUICIDE
SCHOOL
INTENTIONS
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