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Table 3 Parameters of chronic stress and job stress in the total sample and stratified for two groups of low vs. high stress reactivity +

From: Self-perceived stress reactivity is an indicator of psychosocial impairment at the workplace

Characteristic Total
(n = 174)
Group with low
stress reactivity
(n = 88)
Group with high
stress reactivity
(n = 86)
P value
Chronic stress     
   Total score SSCS 17.29 (7.2) 14.60 (6.1) 20.08 (7.2) < .001 c
Effort-reward imbalance     
   Effort-reward ratio 0.77 (0.3) 0.70 (0.2) 0.84 (0.3) .000 a
   Effort scale 14.84 (2.9) 14.05 (2.9) 15.65 (2.7) .000 c
   Reward scale 44.56 (7.4) 46.22 (7.4) 42.86 (7.0) .003 c
   Esteem scale 20.38 (3.8) 21.00 (3.8) 19.74 (3.7) .020 a
   Job security scale 7.91 (2.2) 8.55 (2.0) 7.27 (2.3) .000 a
   Job salary scale 16.26 (3.2) 16.67 (3.3) 15.85 (3.1) .023 a
  1. + = mean (SD)
  2. a = Mann Whitney U-test
  3. b = Chi2 test
  4. c = t-test