Table 3

Relationship between job/demographic variables and ProQOL outcomes (bivariate analyses)

VariablenCompassion satisfaction (tscore)Burnout (tscore)Secondary traumatic stress (tscore)
Mean (SD)p ValueMean (SD)p ValueMean (SD)p Value
Gender
 Male43650.8 (8.7)0.86150.6 (9.2)0.55050.2 (9.8)0.405
 Female22551.0 (7.7)51.0 (8.7)50.9 (9.1)
Age
 30–3921651.4 (7.3)0.03149.2 (7.9)<0.00148.7 (9.1)<0.001
 40–4930350.4 (8.6)51.9 (9.2)50.9 (10.0)
 50–5912450.4 (9.5)51.6 (9.7)52.7 (9.1)
 60+1855.9 (7.4)43.6 (9.7)47.8 (7.3)
Marital status
 Married/cohabiting57450.9 (8.4)0.12150.5 (9.0)0.04650.6 (9.8)0.290
 Widowed/ divorced/separated2953.0 (8.8)49.3 (8.7)47.7 (7.5)
 Single5849.2 (7.8)53.4 (8.7)50.5 (8.8)
Children
 021650.9 (8.3)0.91750.8 (9.0)0.98650.1 (9.1)0.416
 111050.5 (8.6)50.9 (9.2)50.0 (10.5)
 221551.1 (8.5)50.6 (8.9)50.3 (9.3)
 3 or more12050.8 (8.2)50.6 (9.3)51.8 (10.1
Workplace
 Minor injuries unit134.3<0.00155.00.23148.60.704
 Emergency department52450.3 (8.5)51.0 (9.2)50.4 (9.6)
 Designated trauma centre13253.1 (7.4)49.9 (8.4)50.7 (9.8)
Employment
 Full-time57850.9 (8.2)0.63450.8 (8.9)0.50150.5 (9.6)0.604
 Part-time7950.3 (9.6)50.1 (10.0)49.9 (9.5)
Years as a consultant
 <5 years30951.7 (7.4)0.074*49.5 (7.8)<0.001*49.3 (9.2)0.031*
 5–10 years14949.8 (9.0)53.0 (9.7)51.8 (10.0)
 10–15 years9549.8 (8.9)51.8 (10.1)51.2 (10.6)
 >15 years10450.9 (9.4)50.2 (9.6)51.5 (9.0)
Years in current post
 <5 years35651.4 (7.7)0.172*49.9 (8.4)0.003*49.5 (9.4)0.039*
 5–10 years15450.1 (8.9)52.8 (9.4)51.6 (9.9)
 10–15 years7649.5 (8.5)51.9 (9.8)51.5 (10.6)
 >15 years7151.3 (10.1)49.5 (9.9)51.9 (8.6)
  • One-way analysis of variance test (for continuous outcomes a linear regression).

  • *No linear relationship, significant quadratic relationship.

  • ProQOL, Professional Quality of Life.

  • Bold figures are statistically significant (p<0.05).

  • t-score, standardised score derived from ProQOL raw scores with mean of 50 and standard deviation of 10.