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Table 4 Discrepancies between the importance (A), being enabled (B) and being able to achieve (C) work values in workers with MS and workers from the general population

From: The capability set for work – correlates of sustainable employability in workers with multiple sclerosis

  Workers with MS (N = 163) General working population (N = 163)
Capability aspects (A-B)a (A-C)a (B-C)a (A-B)a (A-C)a (B-C)a
  Z p Z p Z p Z p Z p Z p
i. Use of knowledge and skills in your work −5.2 < 0.001** − 5.6 < 0.001** − 2.5 0.009* − 6.2 < 0.001** − 6.0 < 0.001** − 0.8 0.40
ii. Development of knowledge and skills in your work − 5.5 < 0.001** − 7.3 < 0.001** − 4.2 < 0.001** −6.9 < 0.001** − 7.1 < 0.001** − 0.2 0.85
iii. Involvement in important decisions −6.7 < 0.001** − 7.3 < 0.001** − 2.8 0.005* − 6.7 < 0.001** −7.1 < 0.001** − 0.5 0.59
iv. Building and maintaining meaningful contacts at work −5.1 < 0.001** − 6.0 < 0.001** −2.6 0.008* −5.3 < 0.001** − 5.8 < 0.001** − 1.4 0.16
v. Setting your own goals in your work −4.9 < 0.001** −5.7 < 0.001** −2.9 0.004* −5.2 < 0.001** −5.6 < 0.001** −1.7 0.09
vi. Having a good income −5.6 < 0.001** −5.7 < 0.001** −1.3 0.184 −7.6 < 0.001** −7.8 < 0.001** −1.9 0.05
vii. Contributing to something valuable in your work −4.6 < 0.001** −6.1 < 0.001** − 4.5 < 0.001** − 6.3 < 0.001** −6.8 < 0.001** −1.2 0.22
  1. Note: Results of the Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test to test discrepancies between importance (A), being enabled (B) and being able to achieve (C) work values are presented
  2. aConflict scores
  3. **Bonferroni corrected p values ≤ 0.001 were considered significant, *p values ≤ 0.01 were considered trend significant