Table 5

Physicians’ job satisfaction, likelihood to quit and assessment of their manager’s leadership behaviour in sample 3 (Switzerland)

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Job satisfaction (single item) z-standardisedJob satisfaction (scale) z-standardisedInverted quit intention z-standardisedTransformational leadership behaviour z-standardised
Line manager is a clinical expert†0.28 (0.17)0.61** (0.20)0.46** (0.15)0.97*** (0.13)
Job position dummies‡YesYesYesYes
Years in position0.00 (0.04)0.03 (0.03)0.02 (0.03)−0.01 (0.03)
Hours worked per week−0.02** (0.00)−0.01 (0.01)0.00 (0.01)−0.02** (0.01)
Age0.01 (0.02)−0.01 (0.02)−0.01 (0.02)−0.00 (0.01)
Gender (1=female)0.17 (0.11)0.09 (0.25)−0.26 (0.14)−0.24 (0.15)
Gender (1=others)−0.90*** (0.20)0.12 (0.26)−0.73 (0.48)−0.25 (0.26)
Constant0.30 (0.59)0.24 (0.81)−0.27 (0.62)0.62 (0.57)
Number of observations315158155315
Number of clusters31262531
F10.9913.97
R2 0.080.200.080.24
  • Clustered SEs in parentheses.

  • *p<0.05, **p<0.01, ***p<0.001.

  • †The variable ‘Line manager is a clinical expert’ is a dummy variable that takes the value of one when the physician’s immediate senior is rated in the top-two categories (and a value of 0 otherwise) using the following assessment: My immediate senior is ‘a highly distinguished clinician’, ‘a distinguished clinician’, ‘an averagely able clinician’, ‘not that interested in clinical work’, ‘not a clinician’ and ‘others (please specify)’.

  • ‡The job position dummies are for the job grades listed in table 2.