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Table 3 COPSOQ III Work-related psychosocial exposures by career stage

From: Researching the researchers: psychological distress and psychosocial stressors according to career stage in mental health researchers

  Support staff Student EMCR Senior researcher ANOVA
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD p value
Demands at work 41.55 16.54 53.00 17.38 52.82 13.92 54.32 9.77 0.006
Work organization and job content 71.65 12.75 73.89 16.70 73.89 11.86 75.18 9.36 0.719
Interpersonal relations and leadership 68.13 11.49 64.51 16.37 62.92 13.04 62.73 12.93 0.270
Work-life balance 40.00 11.14 49.87 11.07 48.23 10.78 48.43 10.44 < 0.001
Social capital 66.19 16.22 57.75 23.08 56.14 16.49 51.19 17.46 0.008
Health and wellbeing 70.14 23.01 51.74 27.94 57.63 21.90 64.88 22.13 < 0.001
  1. EMCR Early-middle career researcher