Medical Specialty Choice and Well-Being at Work: Physician's Personality as a Moderator

Sari Mullola, Christian Hakulinen, David Gimeno Ruiz De Porras, Justin Presseau, Markus Jokela, Jukka Vänskä, Tiina Paunio & Marko Elovainio
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 to 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...
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