Sigma Xi Postdoc Survey

Results by Gender, All Institutions

Survey results by gender for all institutions aggregated together. Excludes respondents who indicated that they were not in fact a postdoc (question RE25 in "Your Postdoc")

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Page 10: Overall Satisfaction

"Overall Satisfaction" asks about the postdoc's satisfaction with various aspects of his or her current appointment.

OS01. Overall, how satisfied are you with your experience in your current postdoctoral position? [Fewer details]
  Men Women
1 = Very dissatisfied 7.1% (264 / 3735) 6.5% (181 / 2794)
2 = Somewhat dissatisfied 14.9% (557 / 3735) 15.2% (426 / 2794)
3 = Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 7.5% (280 / 3735) 7.6% (211 / 2794)
4 = Somewhat satisfied 39.8% (1488 / 3735) 38.2% (1067 / 2794)
5 = Very satisfied 29.2% (1090 / 3735) 31.7% (885 / 2794)
6 = Don't know ≤1.0% (≤38 / 3735) ≤1.0% (≤28 / 2794)
7 = Prefer not to answer ≤1.0% (≤38 / 3735) ≤1.0% (≤28 / 2794)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 14.2 % (620 / 4355) 12.2 % (388 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 14.0% (608 / 4355) 11.8% (376 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.3% (12 / 4355) 0.4% (12 / 3182)
 
OS02. To what extent are you satisfied with the following aspects of your current postdoctoral positition? [Fewer details]
 
To what extent are you satisfied with the following aspects of your current postdoctoral positition?
OS02A. Salary [Fewer details]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all satisfied 24.0% (889 / 3706) 23.9% (662 / 2775)
2 = Somewhat satisfied 54.2% (2007 / 3706) 53.7% (1491 / 2775)
3 = Completely satisfied 21.9% (810 / 3706) 22.4% (622 / 2775)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 14.9 % (649 / 4355) 12.8 % (407 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 14.2% (617 / 4355) 11.9% (379 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.7% (32 / 4355) 0.9% (28 / 3182)
 
To what extent are you satisfied with the following aspects of your current postdoctoral positition?
OS02B. Benefits [Fewer details]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all satisfied 17.6% (652 / 3698) 18.4% (511 / 2776)
2 = Somewhat satisfied 55.2% (2042 / 3698) 57.2% (1587 / 2776)
3 = Completely satisfied 27.1% (1004 / 3698) 24.4% (678 / 2776)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 15.1 % (657 / 4355) 12.8 % (406 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 14.2% (619 / 4355) 11.9% (379 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.9% (38 / 4355) 0.8% (27 / 3182)
 
To what extent are you satisfied with the following aspects of your current postdoctoral positition?
OS02C. Institution's reputation [Fewer details]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all satisfied 1.9% (72 / 3694) 1.2% (34 / 2771)
2 = Somewhat satisfied 27.9% (1031 / 3694) 24.5% (680 / 2771)
3 = Completely satisfied 70.1% (2591 / 3694) 74.2% (2057 / 2771)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 15.2 % (661 / 4355) 12.9 % (411 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 14.3% (621 / 4355) 12.0% (381 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.9% (40 / 4355) 0.9% (30 / 3182)
 
To what extent are you satisfied with the following aspects of your current postdoctoral positition?
OS02D. Type of institution [Fewer details]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all satisfied 1.3% (47 / 3689) 1.1% (31 / 2765)
2 = Somewhat satisfied 27.0% (997 / 3689) 25.1% (694 / 2765)
3 = Completely satisfied 71.7% (2645 / 3689) 73.8% (2040 / 2765)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 15.3 % (666 / 4355) 13.1 % (417 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 14.3% (621 / 4355) 12.0% (381 / 3182)
     Not answered 1.0% (45 / 4355) 1.1% (36 / 3182)
 
To what extent are you satisfied with the following aspects of your current postdoctoral positition?
OS02E. Geographical location of institution [Fewer details]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all satisfied 8.1% (297 / 3681) 7.4% (204 / 2766)
2 = Somewhat satisfied 34.9% (1286 / 3681) 31.7% (878 / 2766)
3 = Completely satisfied 57.0% (2098 / 3681) 60.9% (1684 / 2766)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 15.5 % (674 / 4355) 13.1 % (416 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 14.3% (621 / 4355) 12.0% (381 / 3182)
     Not answered 1.2% (53 / 4355) 1.1% (35 / 3182)
 
To what extent are you satisfied with the following aspects of your current postdoctoral positition?
OS02F. Research field of postdoc [Fewer details]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all satisfied 3.0% (111 / 3690) 3.1% (85 / 2772)
2 = Somewhat satisfied 30.7% (1134 / 3690) 30.1% (834 / 2772)
3 = Completely satisfied 66.3% (2445 / 3690) 66.8% (1853 / 2772)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 15.3 % (665 / 4355) 12.9 % (410 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 14.3% (621 / 4355) 12.0% (381 / 3182)
     Not answered 1.0% (44 / 4355) 0.9% (29 / 3182)
 
To what extent are you satisfied with the following aspects of your current postdoctoral positition?
OS02G. Opportunities for research collaboration [outside of your work group] [Fewer details]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all satisfied 14.6% (535 / 3669) 14.0% (385 / 2748)
2 = Somewhat satisfied 45.1% (1655 / 3669) 43.5% (1195 / 2748)
3 = Completely satisfied 40.3% (1479 / 3669) 42.5% (1168 / 2748)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 15.8 % (686 / 4355) 13.6 % (434 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 14.3% (621 / 4355) 12.0% (381 / 3182)
     Not answered 1.5% (65 / 4355) 1.7% (53 / 3182)
 
To what extent are you satisfied with the following aspects of your current postdoctoral positition?
OS02H. Resources and facilities [Fewer details]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all satisfied 4.7% (173 / 3684) 4.8% (133 / 2769)
2 = Somewhat satisfied 39.7% (1461 / 3684) 36.2% (1001 / 2769)
3 = Completely satisfied 55.6% (2050 / 3684) 59.0% (1635 / 2769)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 15.4 % (671 / 4355) 13.0 % (413 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 14.3% (622 / 4355) 12.0% (381 / 3182)
     Not answered 1.1% (49 / 4355) 1.0% (32 / 3182)
 
To what extent are you satisfied with the following aspects of your current postdoctoral positition?
OS02I. Funds for research and travel [Fewer details]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all satisfied 11.6% (428 / 3676) 12.5% (343 / 2748)
2 = Somewhat satisfied 44.3% (1628 / 3676) 44.6% (1225 / 2748)
3 = Completely satisfied 44.1% (1620 / 3676) 42.9% (1180 / 2748)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 15.6 % (679 / 4355) 13.6 % (434 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 14.3% (622 / 4355) 12.0% (381 / 3182)
     Not answered 1.3% (57 / 4355) 1.7% (53 / 3182)
 
To what extent are you satisfied with the following aspects of your current postdoctoral positition?
OS02J. Career development and professional training opportunities [Fewer details]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all satisfied 22.9% (836 / 3656) 21.5% (594 / 2758)
2 = Somewhat satisfied 51.3% (1874 / 3656) 50.3% (1387 / 2758)
3 = Completely satisfied 25.9% (946 / 3656) 28.2% (777 / 2758)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 16.1 % (699 / 4355) 13.3 % (424 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 14.3% (623 / 4355) 12.0% (381 / 3182)
     Not answered 1.7% (76 / 4355) 1.4% (43 / 3182)
 
To what extent are you satisfied with the following aspects of your current postdoctoral positition?
OS02K. Work environment/peer interaction [Fewer details]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all satisfied 12.6% (464 / 3669) 13.4% (370 / 2763)
2 = Somewhat satisfied 47.0% (1724 / 3669) 43.1% (1192 / 2763)
3 = Completely satisfied 40.4% (1481 / 3669) 43.5% (1201 / 2763)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 15.8 % (686 / 4355) 13.2 % (419 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 14.3% (623 / 4355) 12.0% (381 / 3182)
     Not answered 1.4% (63 / 4355) 1.2% (38 / 3182)
 
To what extent are you satisfied with the following aspects of your current postdoctoral positition?
OS02L. Level of supervision/independence [Fewer details]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all satisfied 10.2% (374 / 3681) 10.3% (286 / 2771)
2 = Somewhat satisfied 43.8% (1611 / 3681) 45.2% (1253 / 2771)
3 = Completely satisfied 46.1% (1696 / 3681) 44.5% (1232 / 2771)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 15.5 % (674 / 4355) 12.9 % (411 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 14.4% (625 / 4355) 12.0% (381 / 3182)
     Not answered 1.1% (49 / 4355) 0.9% (30 / 3182)
 
To what extent are you satisfied with the following aspects of your current postdoctoral positition?
OS02M. Family considerations [Fewer details]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all satisfied 14.5% (523 / 3605) 13.7% (368 / 2678)
2 = Somewhat satisfied 53.4% (1925 / 3605) 52.3% (1400 / 2678)
3 = Completely satisfied 32.1% (1157 / 3605) 34.0% (910 / 2678)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 17.2 % (750 / 4355) 15.8 % (504 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 14.6% (635 / 4355) 12.4% (393 / 3182)
     Not answered 2.6% (115 / 4355) 3.5% (111 / 3182)
 
OS03. Would you be more likely to encourage or discourage a prospective postdoc to consider a postdoctoral position in your work group? [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 2 module) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Encourage 60.4% (930 / 1540) 62.0% (681 / 1099)
2 = Discourage 11.6% (179 / 1540) 11.1% (122 / 1099)
3 = Neither 16.6% (255 / 1540) 16.8% (185 / 1099)
4 = Don't know 8.7% (134 / 1540) 6.9% (76 / 1099)
5 = Prefer not to answer 2.7% (42 / 1540) 3.2% (35 / 1099)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 64.6 % (2815 / 4355) 65.5 % (2083 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 41.7% (1816 / 4355) 46.5% (1481 / 3182)
     Quit 22.8% (991 / 4355) 18.7% (596 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.2% (8 / 4355) 0.2% (6 / 3182)
 

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