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The sense of coherence and styles of success in the medical career: a longitudinal study.
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PMID:  25429899     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BackgroundSense of coherence is related to well-being, stress and life satisfaction among medical students and physicians. The purpose of the study was to investigate relation between sense of coherence during medical education and styles of success in the medical career.MethodsThe participants were first examined when they applied to medical school in 1999. Questionnaires were given to these students each academic year from 2000 to 2005. Also, 54 medical doctors who had participated in the first phase of the study completed a questionnaire in 2009, four years after graduation. The baseline questionnaire measured the sense of coherence. The follow-up questionnaire included measures of quality of life, work stress and burnout, satisfaction with medicine as a career, and professional competency.ResultsMedical students with the highest sense of coherence later have the highest quality of life and income, and are the least overwhelmed by work stress, but they also show the least satisfaction with medicine as a career and a low level of professional competence.ConclusionsAntonovsky¿s SOC-29 questionnaire can be used to identify specific tendencies in the development of the medical career. Our results may be useful to medical school admissions officers and resident selection committees, in order to identify candidates at risk for failure.
Malgorzata Tartas; Maciej Walkiewicz; Waldemar Budzinski; Mikolaj Majkowicz; Krzysztof Wojcikiewicz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-11-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMC medical education     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1472-6920     ISO Abbreviation:  BMC Med Educ     Publication Date:  2014 Nov 
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Created Date:  2014-11-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-11-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101088679     Medline TA:  BMC Med Educ     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  254     Citation Subset:  -    
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