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Table 3 Work conditions and factors correlated with satisfaction

From: Integration of the first physician assistants into Israeli emergency departments – the physician assistants’ perspective

  Meana SD Spearman rho [ƿ]
My contribution to the patients is significant 5.5 0.6 0.23
My contribution to the ED physicians is significant 5.5 0.7 0.13
I am exposed to a variety of interesting clinical cases at work 5.3 0.8 0.37
My contribution to the ED is significant 5 0.7 0.25
I believe there is a market demand for PAs 5 1.3 0.1
I believe I can build myself a position in the ED 4.9 1.1 0.37
I am happy to belong to the ED team 4.8 1 0.49
I have feelings of challenge and responsibility at work 4.8 1.2 0.47
I am exposed to a variety of interesting clinical cases at work, more than in my previous job 4.8 1.3 0.44
I have better hours compared to my previous work 4.8 1.8 0.41
I have practice variation 4.4 1.3 0.37
I feel that my position/status is not what I expected it to be 4.3 1.3 −0.56
My work allows me to use my professional skills 4.2 1 0.41
As a PA trainee, I do a lot of menial work 3.8 1 0.02
I have more treatment authority than in my previous job 2.2 1.3 0.29
  1. a Ratings from 1 (not at all) to 6 (to a very large extent)