The professional self-esteem of physicians scale, structure, properties, and the relationship to work outcomes and life satisfaction

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Abstract

This paper presents a scale to measure the professional self-esteem of physicians. It describes the scale's theoretical basis, psychometric properties, and its value for explaining physicians well-being. Statistical analyses, conducted on data from two independent studies of physicians in Israel (ns = 214 and 122), indicate internal consistency and construct validity of the scale. Scores on professional self-esteem are associated positively with life satisfaction and work satisfaction and negatively with burnout. Scores also correlate significantly with global self-esteem and with anxiety. The professional self-esteem scale appears to be a useful tool for explaining professionals' work performance, work-related well-being, and general well-being.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)591-602
Number of pages12
JournalPsychological Reports
Volume80
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology

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