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Vocation and avocation: leisure activities correlate with professional engagement, but not burnout, in a cross-sectional survey of UK doctors

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, August 2011
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (73rd percentile)

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1 blog
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7 tweeters

Citations

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Title
Vocation and avocation: leisure activities correlate with professional engagement, but not burnout, in a cross-sectional survey of UK doctors
Published in
BMC Medicine, August 2011
DOI 10.1186/1741-7015-9-100
Pubmed ID
Authors

I C McManus, Hallgeir Jonvik, Peter Richards, Elisabeth Paice

Abstract

Sir William Osler suggested in 1899 that avocations (leisure activities) in doctors are related to an increased sense of vocation (professional engagement) and a decreased level of burnout. This study evaluated those claims in a large group of doctors practicing in the UK while taking into account a wide range of background variables.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 1%
South Africa 1 1%
Unknown 94 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 19 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 14%
Researcher 12 13%
Student > Postgraduate 10 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 10%
Other 25 26%
Unknown 7 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 33 34%
Psychology 27 28%
Social Sciences 4 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 4%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 3%
Other 10 10%
Unknown 15 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 16. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 August 2012.
All research outputs
#256,269
of 4,729,490 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medicine
#403
of 1,244 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,776
of 63,080 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medicine
#8
of 30 outputs
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