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WORK PATTERN DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MALE AND FEMALE ORTHODONTISTS IN CANADA

  • Author / Creator
    Walker, StephanieL
  • Objective: To examine sex-specific differences in the demographics and work patterns of Canadian orthodontists. Methods: Questionnaires were mailed/E-mailed to a random sample of 384 orthodontists (189 male, 95 female). Questions regarding work patterns and personal demographics were created and sex-specific comparisons were conducted. Results: The response rate was 53.9%. The demographics and work patterns for male and female orthodontists were similar for most variables. Females were found to be younger; anticipating earlier retirement; and more likely to take a leave of absence. When analyzing the effects of the sex, age, and number of children, age significant affected the number of hours worked per week and number of phase II starts per year. Having children did not significantly affect any variables analyzed. Conclusions: As female orthodontists were not found to practice substantially different from males, it is not possible to speculate that the increasing number of women specializing in orthodontics would provoke change in the profession.

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  • Graduation date
    2014-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R30P0WX70
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Medical Sciences-Orthodontics
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Dr. Louanne Keenan, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Dr. Maryam Sharifzadeh-Amin, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta
    • Dr. Louanne Keenan, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta
    • Dr. Pat Flood, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Aberta
    • Dr. Giseon Heo, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta
    • Dr. Carlos Flores-Mir, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta