Personality patterns of physicians in person-oriented and technique-oriented specialties

Title

Personality patterns of physicians in person-oriented and technique-oriented specialties

Creator

Borges N J; Gibson D D

Publisher

Journal of Vocational Behavior

Date

2005
2005-08

Description

This study investigated differences in personality patterns between person-oriented and technique-oriented physicians. It tested an integrative framework by converting the scores on the Personality Research Form (PRF) to the Big-Five factors and built a predictive model of group membership in clinical specialty area. PRF scores from 238 physicians (153 person-oriented and 85 technique-oriented) were used for this retrospective study. Significant personality differences between group means existed for seven of the traits on the PRF and two Big-Five factors. Results of a stepwise discriminant analysis indicated that two PRF traits and one Big-Five factor had the greatest ability to discriminate between person-oriented and technique-oriented physicians. Findings of this study provide support for establishing personality profiles of physicians interested in person-oriented versus technique-oriented specialties. Examining personality differences among male and female physicians is discussed as an area for future research. (c) 2003 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Subject

students; personality; Psychology; physicians; school; 5-factor model; traits; choice; Big-Five Factors; Career specialty choice; female; medical specialty; multipotentiality; myers-briggs type; psychological characteristics

Format

Journal Article or Conference Abstract Publication

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Pages

4-20

Issue

1

Volume

67

Citation

Borges N J; Gibson D D, “Personality patterns of physicians in person-oriented and technique-oriented specialties,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed April 20, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/8672.

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