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Table 6 Pearson correlation (Significance; N) of Approach to Work Questionnaire and the Workplace Climate Questionnaire with personality. Correlations significant at p < 0.05 are in bold, and those with an absolute value of greater than 0.2 are underlined. Variables that are significant in the multiple regression (see text) are in shaded boxes.

From: Stress, burnout and doctors' attitudes to work are determined by personality and learning style: A twelve year longitudinal study of UK medical graduates

  Time of measurement aAWQ Surface-Disorganised aAWQ Surface-Rational aAWQ Deep aWCQ Workload aWCQ Supportive-Receptive aWCQ Choice-Independence
Neuroticism PRHO 0.172 (P < .001; N = 993) 0.021 (P = .510; N = 993) -0.050 (P = .113; N = 992) 0.111 (P < .001; N = 992) -0.055 (P = .086; N = 989) -0.017 (P = .592; N = 991)
  2002 0.335 (P < .001; N = 1645) 0.021 (P = .405; N = 1643) -0.111 (P < .001; N = 1638) 0.307 (P < .001; N = 1642) -0.180 (P < .001; N = 1632) -0.168 (P < .001; N = 1644)
Extraversion PRHO -0.113 (P < .001; N = 991) 0.056 (P = .079; N = 991) 0.174 (P < .001; N = 989) -0.090 (P = .004; N = 990) -0.087 (P = .006; N = 987) 0.049 (P = .124; N = 989)
  2002 0.173 (P < .001; N = 1649) 0.037 (P = .133; N = 1647) 0.288 (P < .001; N = 1643) -0.164 (P < .001; N = 1647) 0.147 (P < .001; N = 1637) 0.119 (P < .001; N = 1649)
Openness to experience PRHO -0.011 (P = .729; N = 975) -0.077 (P = .016; N = 975) 0.263 (P < .001; N = 973) -0.037 (P = .250; N = 974) 0.036 (P = .259; N = 971) 0.033 (P = .297; N = 973)
  2002 -0.063 (P = .010; N = 1646) -0.108(P < .001; N = 1644) 0.346 (P < .001; N = 1639) -0.096(P < .001; N = 1643) 0.038 (P = .129; N = 1633) 0.080 (P < .001; N = 1645)
Agreeableness PRHO -0.034 (P = .285; N = 991) 0.048 (P = .130; N = 991) 0.038 (P = .235; N = 989) -0.024 (P = .455; N = 990) 0.182(P < .001; N = 987) 0.026 (P = .421; N = 989)
  2002 -0.108 (P < .001; N = 1650) 0.096 (P < .001; N = 1648) 0.038 (P = .121; N = 1643) -0.057 (P = .021; N = 1647) 0.153 (P < .001; N = 1638) 0.017 (P = .498; N = 1650)
Conscientiousness PRHO -0.353 (P < .001; N = 991) 0.124 (P < .001; N = 991) 0.084 (P = .008; N = 989) 0.023 (P = .467; N = 991) 0.057 (P = .074; N = 987) 0.056 (P = 077; N = 990)
  2002 -0.477 (P < .001; N = 1645) 0.126 (P < .001; N = 1643) 0.136 (P < .001; N = 1638) -0.088 (P < .001; N = 1641) 0.093 (P < .001; N = 1632) 0.092 (P < .001; N = 1644)