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Table 7 Single aspect of job satisfaction for the physicians, by gender

From: Gender differences in job quality and job satisfaction among doctors in rural western China

   Level of satisfactiona (%)
1 2 3 4 5
Job fulfillment Female 1.99 4.24 38.68 39.47 15.50
Male 1.72 6.17 40.03 36.44 15.64
Employee recognition Female 4.11 7.42 51.39 27.55 9.27
Male 4.88 10.47 46.34 27.55 10.76
Relationships with superiors Female 3.58 9.67 44.11 33.25 9.40
Male 6.17 9.76 44.76 28.84 10.47
Superiors’ decision-making ability Female 4.50 7.95 42.91 34.17 10.33
Male 6.17 8.46 43.47 30.13 11.76
Job security Female 3.31 4.90 39.07 39.34 13.25
Male 3.44 5.31 43.04 35.87 12.34
Opportunity to utilize skills and talents Female 3.31 4.77 47.28 33.77 10.86
Male 2.87 6.46 46.05 32.71 11.76
Institution policy implement Female 4.77 9.40 49.54 27.81 8.48
Male 5.45 11.19 50.07 24.68 8.61
Remuneration compared to workload** Female 14.44 29.27 39.34 14.17 2.78
Male 16.93 33.29 34.43 10.33 5.02
Chance of promotion* Female 8.48 17.09 54.70 14.83 4.90
Male 12.63 19.37 47.63 14.63 5.74
Utilization of subjective initiative Female 4.11 11.52 53.25 24.11 7.02
Male 6.31 14.20 48.49 24.39 6.60
Working environment Female 6.62 15.50 49.93 22.25 5.70
Male 9.47 18.36 46.77 18.65 6.74
Sense of achievement Female 4.24 11.39 45.30 29.67 9.40
Male 7.17 11.19 44.76 27.83 9.04
Relationship with colleagues Female 0.93 6.62 28.48 47.15 16.82
Male 2.01 8.03 27.40 45.05 17.50
  1. a1 = very dissatisfied, 2 = dissatisfied, 3 = neutral, 4 = satisfied, 5 = very satisfied
  2. p < 0.1, * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01