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Table 7 Pearson correlation (Significance; N) of stress, burnout and satisfaction with medicine as a career in 2002 with study habits at application to medical school and in th final year of medical school, and with personality in the PRHO year and in 2002. 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 shown in italics.

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 Stress (GHQ) (2002) Emotional exhaustion (aMBI) (2002) Depersonalisation (aMBI) Personal accomplishment (aMBI) Satisfaction with medicine as a career
SPQ Surface Learning Application 0.036 (P = .150; N = 1555) 0.105 (P < .001;N = 1552) 0.068 (P = .008;N = 1542) -0.003 (P = .895;N = 1546) -0.033 (P = .186;N = 1563)
  Final Year 0.008 (P = .792;N = 984) 0.090 (P = .005;N = 983) 0.094 (P = .003;N = 976) -0.036 (P = .266;N = 980) -0.023 (P = .471;N = 989)
SPQ Strategic Learning Application -0.011 (P = .671; N = 1555) 0.017 (P = .513;N = 1552) -0.073 (P = .004;N = 1542) 0.021 (P = .416;N = 1546) 0.046 (P = .068;N = 1563)
  Final Year -0.014 (P = .655;N = 984) -0.052 (P = .102;N = 983) -0.108 (P = .001;N = 976) 0.007 (P = .819;N = 980) 0.104 (P = .001;N = 989)
SPQ Deep Learning Application 0.041 (P = .102; N = 1555) -0.001 (P = .974;N = 1552) -0.055 (P = .031;N = 1542) 0.123(P < .001;N = 1546) 0.042 (P = .101;N = 1563)
  Final Year -0.022 (P = .498;N = 984) -0.105 (P = .001;N = 983) -0.071 (P = .027;N = 976) 0.120 (P < .001;N = 980) 0.134 (P < .001;N = 989)
Neuroticism PRHO 0.192 (P < .001;N = 972) 0.233 (P < .001;N = 972) 0.103 (P = .001;N = 972) 0.036 (P = .255;N = 975) -0.188 (P < .001;N = 981)
  2002 0.461 (P < .001; N = 1610) 0.378 (P < .001;N = 1607) 0.235 (P < .001;N = 1596) 0.090 (P < .001;N = 1603) -0.314 (P < .001;N = 1618)
Extraversion PRHO -0.111 (P = .001;N = 970) -0.190 (P < .001;N = 970) -0.137 (P < .001;N = 969) 0.077 (P = .016;N = 972) 0.228 (P < .001;N = 979)
  2002 -0.243 (P < .001; N = 1614) -0.262 (P < .001;N = 1611) -0.171 (P < .001;N = 1599) 0.152(P < .001;N = 1606) 0.307 (P < .001;N = 1621)
Openness to experience PRHO 0.012 (P = .721;N = 956) 0.017 (P = .604;N = 955) 0.009 (P = .777;N = 954) 0.096 (P = .003;N = 957) 0.042 (P = .194;N = 964)
  2002 -0.046 (P = .066; N = 1611) 0.010 (P = .677;N = 1607) -0.028 (P = .262;N = 1596) 0.127 (P < .001;N = 1603) 0.066 (P = .008;N = 1618)
Agreeableness PRHO -0.028 (P = .376;N = 970) -0.062 (P = .055;N = 970) -0.240 (P < .001;N = 969) 0.091 (P = .005;N = 972) 0.101 (P = .002;N = 979)
  2002 -0.080 (P = .001; N = 1615) -0.094 (P < .001;N = 1611) -0.322 (P < .001;N = 1600) 0.082 (P = .001;N = 1607) 0.135 (P < .001;N = 1622)
Conscientiousness PRHO -0.045 (P = .165;N = 971) -0.088 (P = .006;N = 970) -0.121 (P < .001;N = 969) 0.010 (P = .767;N = 972) 0.045 (P = .160;N = 979)
  2002 -0.196(P < .001; N = 1610) -0.129 (P < .001;N = 1606) -0.165 (P < .001;N = 1595) 0.031 (P = .209;N = 1602) 0.162 (P < .001;N = 1617)