Skip to main content

Table 4 Satisfaction of neonatologists at Israeli medical centers with the frequency of leisure time activities (N = 112)

From: Work satisfaction, quality of life, and leisure time of neonatology fellows and senior neonatologists in Israel

Number Leisure activity Frequency of neonatologists* Frequency of residents p value Median of satisfaction**
1 Meeting family 2.85 ± 2.21 (per month) 1.35 ± 2.01 <0.001 5
2 Restaurants 10.86 ± 10.56 (per year) 1.35 ± 1.69 <0.001 5
3 Sports 9.02 ± 9.04 (per month) 1.5 ± 1.27 <0.001 4
4 Trips 4.67 ± 5.28 (per year) 2.2 ± 1.8 <0.001 4
5 Hobbies 4.95 ± 8.05 (per month) 1.4 ± 1.44 <0.001 4
6 Vacation abroad 1.34 ± 1.11 (per year) 1.3 ± 0.68 0.72 4
7 Book reading 1.18 ± 3.42 (per month) 4.4 ± 2.5 <0.001 4
8 Meeting friends 3.21 ± 2.76 (per month) 1.16 ± 1.85 <0.001 4
9 Vacation in Israel 1.28 ± 1.36 (per year) 1.5 ± 1.12 0.17 3
10 Movies 4.28 ± 7.55 (per year) 1.4 ± 0.73 <0.001 3
  1. * Number of times the activity took place (and standard deviation) according to the time frame indicated.
  2. ** Satisfaction level was measured on a scale of 1–7. Satisfaction is considered high when the median value is greater than the mid-range value (3.5), and is considered low when the median value is less than the mid-range value.