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 5: Your Advisor

"Your Advisor" addresses the postdoc's relationship with his or her advisor.

YA01. To what extent do you agree with the following statements? My postdoc advisor... [Fewer details]
 
To what extent do you agree with the following statements? My postdoc advisor...
YA01A. ...has an excellent understanding of my field [Fewer details]
  Men Women
1 = Strongly Disagree 2.1% (84 / 4043) 2.3% (68 / 2979)
2 = Somewhat Disagree 4.0% (161 / 4043) 5.0% (149 / 2979)
3 = Neither Agree nor Disagree 3.9% (159 / 4043) 3.1% (91 / 2979)
4 = Somewhat Agree 18.7% (755 / 4043) 19.4% (579 / 2979)
5 = Strongly Agree 70.3% (2843 / 4043) 69.1% (2057 / 2979)
6 = Not Applicable ≤1.0% (≤41 / 4043) 1.2% (35 / 2979)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 7.2 % (312 / 4355) 6.4 % (203 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 6.5% (285 / 4355) 5.5% (175 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.6% (27 / 4355) 0.9% (28 / 3182)
 
To what extent do you agree with the following statements? My postdoc advisor...
YA01B. ...guides my research ideas [Fewer details]
  Men Women
1 = Strongly Disagree 4.6% (186 / 4033) 5.1% (153 / 2981)
2 = Somewhat Disagree 6.5% (262 / 4033) 6.5% (194 / 2981)
3 = Neither Agree nor Disagree 10.5% (422 / 4033) 8.3% (247 / 2981)
4 = Somewhat Agree 36.6% (1475 / 4033) 35.5% (1058 / 2981)
5 = Strongly Agree 40.8% (1644 / 4033) 43.1% (1284 / 2981)
6 = Not Applicable 1.1% (43 / 4033) 1.5% (45 / 2981)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 7.4 % (322 / 4355) 6.3 % (201 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 6.5% (285 / 4355) 5.5% (175 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.8% (37 / 4355) 0.8% (26 / 3182)
 
To what extent do you agree with the following statements? My postdoc advisor...
YA01C. ...teaches me new research [Fewer details]
  Men Women
1 = Strongly Disagree 6.8% (275 / 4024) 8.0% (238 / 2975)
2 = Somewhat Disagree 10.4% (417 / 4024) 10.7% (318 / 2975)
3 = Neither Agree nor Disagree 15.9% (641 / 4024) 13.5% (403 / 2975)
4 = Somewhat Agree 32.5% (1307 / 4024) 31.8% (947 / 2975)
5 = Strongly Agree 32.5% (1306 / 4024) 33.9% (1008 / 2975)
6 = Not Applicable 1.9% (77 / 4024) 2.1% (61 / 2975)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 7.6 % (331 / 4355) 6.5 % (207 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 6.5% (285 / 4355) 5.5% (175 / 3182)
     Not answered 1.1% (46 / 4355) 1.0% (32 / 3182)
 
To what extent do you agree with the following statements? My postdoc advisor...
YA01D. ...co-authors papers with me [Fewer details]
  Men Women
1 = Strongly Disagree 2.8% (111 / 4018) 3.2% (96 / 2968)
2 = Somewhat Disagree 2.4% (97 / 4018) 2.2% (65 / 2968)
3 = Neither Agree nor Disagree 6.6% (267 / 4018) 6.1% (182 / 2968)
4 = Somewhat Agree 16.8% (674 / 4018) 13.3% (395 / 2968)
5 = Strongly Agree 61.2% (2459 / 4018) 62.2% (1845 / 2968)
6 = Not Applicable 10.2% (409 / 4018) 13.0% (385 / 2968)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 7.7 % (337 / 4355) 6.7 % (214 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 6.5% (285 / 4355) 5.5% (175 / 3182)
     Not answered 1.2% (52 / 4355) 1.2% (39 / 3182)
 
To what extent do you agree with the following statements? My postdoc advisor...
YA01E. ...gives me apppropriate credit [Fewer details]
  Men Women
1 = Strongly Disagree 3.0% (122 / 4017) 2.9% (85 / 2967)
2 = Somewhat Disagree 4.3% (172 / 4017) 4.6% (137 / 2967)
3 = Neither Agree nor Disagree 7.5% (303 / 4017) 7.2% (214 / 2967)
4 = Somewhat Agree 22.0% (885 / 4017) 20.0% (593 / 2967)
5 = Strongly Agree 58.7% (2356 / 4017) 59.8% (1775 / 2967)
6 = Not Applicable 4.4% (178 / 4017) 5.5% (163 / 2967)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 7.8 % (338 / 4355) 6.8 % (215 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 6.5% (285 / 4355) 5.5% (176 / 3182)
     Not answered 1.2% (53 / 4355) 1.2% (39 / 3182)
 
To what extent do you agree with the following statements? My postdoc advisor...
YA01F. ...gives me feedback on my work [Fewer details]
  Men Women
1 = Strongly Disagree 3.1% (123 / 4015) 3.8% (112 / 2975)
2 = Somewhat Disagree 6.0% (241 / 4015) 7.2% (213 / 2975)
3 = Neither Agree nor Disagree 8.4% (337 / 4015) 7.1% (212 / 2975)
4 = Somewhat Agree 30.5% (1223 / 4015) 28.9% (860 / 2975)
5 = Strongly Agree 50.6% (2031 / 4015) 51.6% (1535 / 2975)
6 = Not Applicable 1.5% (59 / 4015) 1.4% (43 / 2975)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 7.8 % (340 / 4355) 6.5 % (207 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 6.5% (285 / 4355) 5.5% (176 / 3182)
     Not answered 1.3% (55 / 4355) 1.0% (31 / 3182)
 
To what extent do you agree with the following statements? My postdoc advisor...
YA01G. ...helps improve my teaching skills [Fewer details]
  Men Women
1 = Strongly Disagree 18.1% (725 / 4008) 19.7% (585 / 2970)
2 = Somewhat Disagree 12.7% (509 / 4008) 12.5% (371 / 2970)
3 = Neither Agree nor Disagree 21.3% (852 / 4008) 20.6% (612 / 2970)
4 = Somewhat Agree 16.1% (647 / 4008) 14.1% (420 / 2970)
5 = Strongly Agree 10.4% (415 / 4008) 10.0% (297 / 2970)
6 = Not Applicable 21.4% (859 / 4008) 23.1% (685 / 2970)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 8.0 % (347 / 4355) 6.7 % (212 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 6.5% (285 / 4355) 5.6% (177 / 3182)
     Not answered 1.4% (62 / 4355) 1.1% (35 / 3182)
 
To what extent do you agree with the following statements? My postdoc advisor...
YA01H. ...helps me make important professional decisions [Fewer details]
  Men Women
1 = Strongly Disagree 9.9% (396 / 4015) 12.1% (359 / 2973)
2 = Somewhat Disagree 9.8% (392 / 4015) 11.1% (329 / 2973)
3 = Neither Agree nor Disagree 20.7% (831 / 4015) 18.5% (551 / 2973)
4 = Somewhat Agree 26.4% (1061 / 4015) 24.9% (739 / 2973)
5 = Strongly Agree 24.9% (1001 / 4015) 25.8% (766 / 2973)
6 = Not Applicable 8.3% (333 / 4015) 7.7% (229 / 2973)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 7.8 % (340 / 4355) 6.6 % (209 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 6.5% (285 / 4355) 5.6% (177 / 3182)
     Not answered 1.3% (55 / 4355) 1.0% (32 / 3182)
 
To what extent do you agree with the following statements? My postdoc advisor...
YA01I. ...helps to get me into appropriate professional networks [Fewer details]
  Men Women
1 = Strongly Disagree 11.4% (459 / 4012) 13.2% (393 / 2969)
2 = Somewhat Disagree 12.1% (485 / 4012) 12.0% (357 / 2969)
3 = Neither Agree nor Disagree 18.4% (737 / 4012) 19.2% (569 / 2969)
4 = Somewhat Agree 26.4% (1060 / 4012) 25.9% (769 / 2969)
5 = Strongly Agree 25.2% (1013 / 4012) 24.4% (725 / 2969)
6 = Not Applicable 6.4% (257 / 4012) 5.3% (156 / 2969)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 7.9 % (343 / 4355) 6.7 % (213 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 6.5% (285 / 4355) 5.6% (177 / 3182)
     Not answered 1.3% (58 / 4355) 1.1% (36 / 3182)
 
To what extent do you agree with the following statements? My postdoc advisor...
YA01J. ...helps me manage work time effectively [Fewer details]
  Men Women
1 = Strongly Disagree 12.3% (493 / 4008) 15.4% (456 / 2966)
2 = Somewhat Disagree 13.8% (553 / 4008) 16.1% (477 / 2966)
3 = Neither Agree nor Disagree 30.2% (1211 / 4008) 27.9% (827 / 2966)
4 = Somewhat Agree 22.7% (909 / 4008) 20.6% (610 / 2966)
5 = Strongly Agree 14.3% (575 / 4008) 12.5% (372 / 2966)
6 = Not Applicable 6.6% (266 / 4008) 7.6% (224 / 2966)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 8.0 % (347 / 4355) 6.8 % (216 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 6.5% (285 / 4355) 5.6% (177 / 3182)
     Not answered 1.4% (62 / 4355) 1.2% (39 / 3182)
 
To what extent do you agree with the following statements? My postdoc advisor...
YA01K. ...helps me balance professional and personal responsibilities [Fewer details]
  Men Women
1 = Strongly Disagree 13.2% (529 / 4003) 15.7% (465 / 2970)
2 = Somewhat Disagree 12.6% (506 / 4003) 13.7% (406 / 2970)
3 = Neither Agree nor Disagree 28.4% (1137 / 4003) 25.3% (752 / 2970)
4 = Somewhat Agree 20.5% (819 / 4003) 19.1% (568 / 2970)
5 = Strongly Agree 16.6% (666 / 4003) 18.0% (535 / 2970)
6 = Not Applicable 8.6% (345 / 4003) 8.2% (244 / 2970)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 8.1 % (352 / 4355) 6.7 % (212 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 6.5% (285 / 4355) 5.6% (177 / 3182)
     Not answered 1.5% (67 / 4355) 1.1% (35 / 3182)
 
To what extent do you agree with the following statements? My postdoc advisor...
YA01L. ...helps me find employment [Fewer details]
  Men Women
1 = Strongly Disagree 11.9% (477 / 4004) 13.1% (387 / 2960)
2 = Somewhat Disagree 9.7% (390 / 4004) 9.7% (287 / 2960)
3 = Neither Agree nor Disagree 23.6% (946 / 4004) 21.9% (649 / 2960)
4 = Somewhat Agree 19.8% (791 / 4004) 17.9% (529 / 2960)
5 = Strongly Agree 16.1% (644 / 4004) 15.7% (466 / 2960)
6 = Not Applicable 18.9% (755 / 4004) 21.7% (642 / 2960)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 8.1 % (351 / 4355) 7.0 % (222 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 6.5% (285 / 4355) 5.6% (177 / 3182)
     Not answered 1.5% (66 / 4355) 1.4% (45 / 3182)
 
To what extent do you agree with the following statements? My postdoc advisor...
YA01M. ...is supportive of my pursuing a career path different from his/her own [Fewer details]
  Men Women
1 = Strongly Disagree 8.0% (320 / 4004) 8.1% (240 / 2962)
2 = Somewhat Disagree 7.6% (304 / 4004) 7.6% (225 / 2962)
3 = Neither Agree nor Disagree 25.2% (1010 / 4004) 21.8% (647 / 2962)
4 = Somewhat Agree 17.8% (712 / 4004) 17.5% (517 / 2962)
5 = Strongly Agree 22.5% (901 / 4004) 26.2% (776 / 2962)
6 = Not Applicable 18.9% (756 / 4004) 18.8% (557 / 2962)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 8.1 % (351 / 4355) 6.9 % (220 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 6.5% (285 / 4355) 5.6% (177 / 3182)
     Not answered 1.5% (66 / 4355) 1.4% (43 / 3182)
 
YA02. How frequently do you meet with your postdoc advisor to discuss your research? [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Once a day or more 13.6% (321 / 2366) 9.5% (170 / 1791)
2 = At least once a week but not every day 49.8% (1179 / 2366) 46.8% (839 / 1791)
3 = At least once a month but not every week 27.9% (660 / 2366) 31.8% (569 / 1791)
4 = At least once a year but not every month 6.0% (142 / 2366) 9.8% (176 / 1791)
5 = Don't know 1.6% (38 / 2366) ≤1.0% (≤18 / 1791)
6 = Prefer not to answer 1.1% (26 / 2366) 1.1% (19 / 1791)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 45.7 % (1989 / 4355) 43.7 % (1391 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 38.7% (1685 / 4355) 37.5% (1194 / 3182)
     Quit 6.5% (285 / 4355) 5.6% (177 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.4% (19 / 4355) 0.6% (20 / 3182)
 
YA03. At the time you began your CURRENT postdoctoral position, did you and your postdoc advisor set expectations for what you would do and learn during your postdoc? [Fewer details]
  Men Women
1 = Yes, you put together a formal, written plan 11.7% (474 / 4043) 12.1% (363 / 2992)
2 = Yes, you made oral plans 59.1% (2390 / 4043) 58.0% (1735 / 2992)
3 = No, you made no plan 26.2% (1060 / 4043) 28.0% (838 / 2992)
4 = Don't know 2.8% (113 / 4043) 1.6% (48 / 2992)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 7.2 % (312 / 4355) 6.0 % (190 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 6.5% (285 / 4355) 5.6% (177 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.6% (27 / 4355) 0.4% (13 / 3182)
 
YA04. How useful would you find it to work with your postdoc advisor to create a formal written or oral plan detailing expectations for your research? [Fewer details]
Note: Asked of participants who indicated that they had not made a plan at the beginning of their appointment
Condition: YA03=3 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all useful 17.8% (188 / 1057) 12.2% (102 / 836)
2 = Somewhat useful 43.3% (458 / 1057) 42.7% (357 / 836)
3 = Very useful 26.9% (284 / 1057) 34.3% (287 / 836)
4 = Don't know 10.8% (114 / 1057) 9.2% (77 / 836)
5 = Prefer not to answer 1.2% (13 / 1057) 1.6% (13 / 836)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 75.7 % (3298 / 4355) 73.7 % (2346 / 3182)
     Logical skip 69.0% (3003 / 4355) 68.0% (2163 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 6.8% (295 / 4355) 5.7% (182 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (1 / 3182)
 
YA05. To what extent are you meeting the expectations set forth in your plan? [Fewer details]
Note: Asked of participants who indicated that they had made a plan at the beginning of their appointment
Condition: YA03=1 or YA03=2 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all well 4.1% (118 / 2850) 4.5% (95 / 2090)
2 = Somewhat well 52.4% (1493 / 2850) 52.3% (1094 / 2090)
3 = Very well 38.2% (1089 / 2850) 37.3% (779 / 2090)
4 = Don't know 3.1% (88 / 2850) 3.6% (76 / 2090)
5 = Prefer not to answer 2.2% (62 / 2850) 2.2% (46 / 2090)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 34.6 % (1505 / 4355) 34.3 % (1092 / 3182)
     Logical skip 27.3% (1191 / 4355) 28.4% (903 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 7.0% (305 / 4355) 5.8% (185 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.2% (9 / 4355) 0.1% (4 / 3182)
 
YA06. Did your plan set expectations for what your advisor would contribute to your postdoctoral experience? [Fewer details]
Note: Asked of participants who indicated that they had made a plan at the beginning of their appointment
Condition: YA03 = 1 or YA03 = 2 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 45.8% (1305 / 2847) 43.1% (899 / 2086)
2 = No 30.4% (866 / 2847) 34.0% (710 / 2086)
3 = Not sure 21.6% (614 / 2847) 21.0% (439 / 2086)
4 = Prefer not to answer 2.2% (62 / 2847) 1.8% (38 / 2086)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 34.6 % (1508 / 4355) 34.4 % (1096 / 3182)
     Logical skip 27.3% (1191 / 4355) 28.4% (903 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 7.0% (305 / 4355) 5.8% (185 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.3% (12 / 4355) 0.3% (8 / 3182)
 
YA07. To what extent is your postdoc advisor meeting the expectations set forth in your plan? [Fewer details]
Note: Asked of participants whose plans set expectations for what their advisor would contribute to their experience
Condition: YA06=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all well 4.2% (55 / 1295) 4.9% (44 / 895)
2 = Somewhat well 37.8% (490 / 1295) 38.4% (344 / 895)
3 = Very well 55.8% (723 / 1295) 54.7% (490 / 895)
4 = Prefer not to answer 2.1% (27 / 1295) 1.9% (17 / 895)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 70.3 % (3060 / 4355) 71.9 % (2287 / 3182)
     Logical skip 62.9% (2739 / 4355) 65.8% (2093 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 7.3% (319 / 4355) 6.0% (192 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.0% (2 / 4355) 0.1% (2 / 3182)
 
YA08. Overall, how useful have you found this plan detailing expectations for your research? [Fewer details]
Note: Asked of participants who indicated that they had made a plan at the beginning of their appointment
Condition: YA03 = 1 or YA03 = 2 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all useful 6.0% (171 / 2832) 7.5% (155 / 2073)
2 = Somewhat useful 55.3% (1565 / 2832) 55.5% (1151 / 2073)
3 = Very useful 28.7% (813 / 2832) 27.8% (576 / 2073)
4 = Not sure 7.8% (221 / 2832) 7.4% (154 / 2073)
5 = Prefer not to answer 2.2% (62 / 2832) 1.8% (37 / 2073)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 35.0 % (1523 / 4355) 34.9 % (1109 / 3182)
     Logical skip 27.3% (1191 / 4355) 28.4% (903 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 7.3% (319 / 4355) 6.0% (192 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.3% (13 / 4355) 0.4% (14 / 3182)
 
YA09. To what extent is your postdoc advisor meeting the expectations you had of him or her when you began your current postdoctoral position? [Fewer details]
Note: Asked of participants who indicated that they had not made a plan at the beginning of their appointment
Condition: YA03=3 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all well 15.9% (166 / 1041) 20.0% (166 / 830)
2 = Somewhat well 42.3% (440 / 1041) 41.8% (347 / 830)
3 = Very well 31.1% (324 / 1041) 26.6% (221 / 830)
4 = Not sure 8.7% (91 / 1041) 7.5% (62 / 830)
5 = Prefer not to answer 1.9% (20 / 1041) 4.1% (34 / 830)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 76.1 % (3314 / 4355) 73.9 % (2352 / 3182)
     Logical skip 68.6% (2988 / 4355) 67.8% (2156 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 7.3% (320 / 4355) 6.0% (192 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.1% (6 / 4355) 0.1% (4 / 3182)
 
YA10a. Does your postdoc advisor provide you with formal performance evaluations? (i.e. regularly scheduled, formal feedback, either written or oral) [Fewer details]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 23.4% (861 / 3672) 23.3% (621 / 2664)
2 = No 64.8% (2381 / 3672) 67.9% (1810 / 2664)
3 = Don't know 9.0% (330 / 3672) 6.5% (174 / 2664)
4 = Prefer not to answer 2.7% (100 / 3672) 2.2% (59 / 2664)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 8.1 % (351 / 4355) 6.9 % (218 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 7.3% (320 / 4355) 6.0% (192 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.7% (31 / 4355) 0.8% (26 / 3182)
 
YA10b. Does your postdoc advisor provide you with informal evaluations? (i.e., oral feedback as needed) [Fewer details]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 69.6% (2563 / 3680) 70.2% (1874 / 2668)
2 = No 20.4% (750 / 3680) 22.3% (596 / 2668)
3 = Don't know 7.7% (285 / 3680) 5.7% (152 / 2668)
4 = Prefer not to answer 2.2% (82 / 3680) 1.7% (46 / 2668)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 7.9 % (343 / 4355) 6.7 % (214 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 7.3% (320 / 4355) 6.0% (192 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.5% (23 / 4355) 0.7% (22 / 3182)
 
YA11. How often do you receive formal performance evaluations? [Fewer details]
Note: Asked of people who receive formal performance evaluations
Condition: YA10a=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Weekly 20.0% (170 / 849) 14.3% (88 / 615)
2 = Monthly 18.7% (159 / 849) 15.4% (95 / 615)
3 = Semiannually 20.5% (174 / 849) 25.9% (159 / 615)
4 = Annually 28.9% (245 / 849) 33.2% (204 / 615)
5 = Only at the end of your postdoc 3.4% (29 / 849) 2.6% (16 / 615)
6 = Prefer not to answer 8.5% (72 / 849) 8.6% (53 / 615)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 80.5 % (3506 / 4355) 80.7 % (2567 / 3182)
     Logical skip 72.5% (3157 / 4355) 74.2% (2362 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 7.9% (342 / 4355) 6.3% (200 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.2% (7 / 4355) 0.2% (5 / 3182)
 
YA12. How helpful are your postdoc advisor's formal performance evaluations? [Fewer details]
Note: Asked of people who receive formal performance evaluations
Condition: YA10a=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all helpful 5.3% (45 / 850) 6.9% (43 / 619)
2 = Somewhat helpful 40.1% (341 / 850) 41.5% (257 / 619)
3 = Very helpful 41.5% (353 / 850) 38.1% (236 / 619)
4 = Not sure 9.2% (78 / 850) 9.0% (56 / 619)
5 = Prefer not to answer 3.9% (33 / 850) 4.4% (27 / 619)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 80.5 % (3505 / 4355) 80.5 % (2563 / 3182)
     Logical skip 72.5% (3157 / 4355) 74.2% (2362 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 7.9% (342 / 4355) 6.3% (200 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.1% (6 / 4355) 0.0% (1 / 3182)
 
YA13. How helpful would formal performance evaluations be in your postdoc training? [Fewer details]
Note: Asked of people who do not receive formal performance evaluations
Condition: YA10a=2 or YA10a=3 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all helpful 17.8% (479 / 2688) 13.3% (263 / 1975)
2 = Somewhat helpful 42.4% (1140 / 2688) 47.2% (932 / 1975)
3 = Very helpful 18.2% (490 / 2688) 23.2% (458 / 1975)
4 = Not sure 20.2% (544 / 2688) 15.0% (297 / 1975)
5 = Prefer not to answer 1.3% (35 / 2688) 1.3% (25 / 1975)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 38.3 % (1667 / 4355) 37.9 % (1207 / 3182)
     Logical skip 30.2% (1317 / 4355) 31.6% (1004 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 7.9% (342 / 4355) 6.3% (200 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.2% (8 / 4355) 0.1% (3 / 3182)
 
YA14. How often would you prefer to receive a formal performance evaluation? [Fewer details]
Note: Asked of people who do not receive formal performance evaluations
Condition: YA10a=2 or YA10a=3 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Monthly 10.1% (268 / 2663) 8.4% (164 / 1959)
2 = Semiannually 44.2% (1178 / 2663) 49.5% (970 / 1959)
3 = Annually 24.0% (640 / 2663) 27.3% (534 / 1959)
4 = Only at the end of your postdoc 9.4% (249 / 2663) 6.3% (123 / 1959)
5 = Prefer not to answer 12.3% (328 / 2663) 8.6% (168 / 1959)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 38.9 % (1692 / 4355) 38.4 % (1223 / 3182)
     Logical skip 30.2% (1317 / 4355) 31.6% (1004 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 7.9% (343 / 4355) 6.3% (201 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.7% (32 / 4355) 0.6% (18 / 3182)
 
YA15a. If your postdoc advisor were to rate your overall performance on a scale similar to school grades, A for excellent, B for good, C for fair, D for poor, and F for failure, what grade do you think that he or she would give you? [Fewer details]
  Men Women
1 = A 37.6% (1497 / 3980) 34.7% (1028 / 2961)
2 = B 39.2% (1559 / 3980) 43.0% (1274 / 2961)
3 = C 8.5% (339 / 3980) 7.2% (213 / 2961)
4 = D 1.1% (42 / 3980) 1.2% (37 / 2961)
5 = F ≤1.0% (≤40 / 3980) ≤1.0% (≤30 / 2961)
7 = Not applicable 1.6% (62 / 3980) 1.6% (46 / 2961)
8 = Don't know 8.8% (351 / 3980) 8.6% (256 / 2961)
6 = Prefer not to answer 2.8% (112 / 3980) 3.2% (96 / 2961)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 8.6 % (375 / 4355) 6.9 % (221 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 7.9% (343 / 4355) 6.3% (201 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.7% (32 / 4355) 0.6% (20 / 3182)
 
YA16a. If you were to rate the overall performance of your current postdoc advisor on a scale similar to school grades, A for excellent, B for good, C for fair, D for poor, and F for failure, what grade would you give your postdoc advisor? [Fewer details]
  Men Women
1 = A 37.9% (1510 / 3985) 33.9% (1002 / 2955)
2 = B 37.1% (1477 / 3985) 38.5% (1139 / 2955)
3 = C 12.1% (482 / 3985) 14.3% (424 / 2955)
4 = D 4.6% (183 / 3985) 4.8% (142 / 2955)
5 = F 1.7% (66 / 3985) 2.1% (63 / 2955)
7 = Don't know 1.9% (76 / 3985) 1.2% (34 / 2955)
8 = Not applicable 1.3% (53 / 3985) 1.6% (48 / 2955)
6 = Prefer not to answer 3.5% (138 / 3985) 3.5% (103 / 2955)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 8.5 % (370 / 4355) 7.1 % (227 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 7.9% (344 / 4355) 6.3% (201 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.6% (26 / 4355) 0.8% (26 / 3182)
 
YA17. Do you consider your postdoc advisor to be a mentor? [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 63.4% (1480 / 2333) 62.3% (1110 / 1782)
2 = No 21.2% (494 / 2333) 24.7% (441 / 1782)
3 = Don't know 11.6% (270 / 2333) 8.9% (159 / 1782)
4 = Prefer not to answer 3.8% (89 / 2333) 4.0% (72 / 1782)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 46.4 % (2022 / 4355) 44.0 % (1400 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 38.1% (1659 / 4355) 37.1% (1182 / 3182)
     Quit 8.0% (350 / 4355) 6.5% (206 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.3% (13 / 4355) 0.4% (12 / 3182)
 
YA18. What obstacles have impeded a mentoring relationship between you and your advisor? [Fewer details]
Note: Asked of people who do not consider their advisor to be a mentor
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (subject to the condition below) (Medium 1 module) [?]
Condition: YA17=2 [?]
Check all that apply.
  Men Women
1 = Your advisor's professional time commitments 56.5% (270 / 478) 60.5% (254 / 420)
4 = Differences in professional goals 35.8% (171 / 478) 34.0% (143 / 420)
5 = Personality conflicts 25.7% (123 / 478) 28.6% (120 / 420)
6 = Other, please specify 24.7% (118 / 478) 26.0% (109 / 420)
2 = Your advisor's personal time commitments 22.6% (108 / 478) 21.2% (89 / 420)
3 = Your personal time commitments 8.8% (42 / 478) 6.9% (29 / 420)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 89.0 % (3877 / 4355) 86.8 % (2762 / 3182)
     Logical skip 42.3% (1840 / 4355) 42.4% (1350 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 38.1% (1659 / 4355) 37.1% (1182 / 3182)
     Quit 8.3% (363 / 4355) 6.7% (214 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.3% (15 / 4355) 0.5% (16 / 3182)
 
YA19. Is there a researcher in addition to your postdoc advisor whom you would describe as a mentor to you? [Fewer details]
Note: Asked of postdocs who consider their advisor to be a mentor (Included as part of a separate study of postdocs and their mentors)
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 8 respondents (subject to the condition below) (Low - Advisor module) [?]
Condition: YA17=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 43.5% (309 / 711) 45.7% (247 / 541)
2 = No 53.6% (381 / 711) 51.8% (280 / 541)
3 = Prefer not to answer 3.0% (21 / 711) 2.6% (14 / 541)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 83.7 % (3644 / 4355) 83.0 % (2641 / 3182)
     Logical skip 9.5% (414 / 4355) 10.3% (327 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 65.8% (2864 / 4355) 65.9% (2097 / 3182)
     Quit 8.4% (365 / 4355) 6.8% (215 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.0% (1 / 4355) 0.1% (2 / 3182)
 
YA20. Is there a researcher whom you would describe as a mentor to you? [Fewer details]
Note: Asked of postdocs who do not consider their advisor to be a mentor -- an alternative wording of YA19. (Included as part of a separate study of postdocs and their mentors)
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 8 respondents (subject to the condition below) (Low - Advisor module) [?]
Condition: YA17=2 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 44.6% (104 / 233) 53.8% (112 / 208)
2 = No 49.4% (115 / 233) 42.8% (89 / 208)
3 = Prefer not to answer 6.0% (14 / 233) 3.4% (7 / 208)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 94.6 % (4122 / 4355) 93.5 % (2974 / 3182)
     Logical skip 20.3% (886 / 4355) 20.8% (661 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 65.8% (2864 / 4355) 65.9% (2097 / 3182)
     Quit 8.5% (372 / 4355) 6.8% (215 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (1 / 3182)
 
YA21. What is this mentor's sex? [Fewer details]
Note: Asked of postdocs with a mentor who is not their advisor (Included as part of a separate study of postdocs and their mentors)
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 8 respondents (subject to the condition below) (Low - Advisor module) [?]
Condition: YA19=1 or YA20=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Male 84.2% (341 / 405) 64.9% (231 / 356)
2 = Female 13.3% (54 / 405) 32.6% (116 / 356)
3 = Prefer not to answer 2.5% (10 / 405) 2.5% (9 / 356)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 90.7 % (3950 / 4355) 88.8 % (2826 / 3182)
     Logical skip 16.3% (711 / 4355) 16.1% (511 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 65.8% (2864 / 4355) 65.9% (2097 / 3182)
     Quit 8.5% (372 / 4355) 6.8% (215 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.1% (3 / 4355) 0.1% (3 / 3182)
 
YA23. Please indicate the extent to which you agree with the following statements about this mentor. This mentor... [Fewer details]
Note: Asked of postdocs with a mentor who is not their advisor (Included as part of a separate study of postdocs and their mentors)
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 8 respondents (subject to the condition below) (Low - Advisor module) [?]
Condition: YA19=1 or YA20=1 [?]
 
Please indicate the extent to which you agree with the following statements about this mentor. This mentor...
YA23A. ...has an excellent understanding of my field [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 8 respondents (subject to the condition below) (Low - Advisor module) [?]
Condition: YA19=1 or YA20=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Strongly Disagree 2.8% (11 / 400) 2.6% (9 / 351)
2 = Somewhat Disagree 2.2% (9 / 400) 4.8% (17 / 351)
3 = Neither Agree nor Disagree 3.2% (13 / 400) 4.6% (16 / 351)
4 = Somewhat Agree 23.5% (94 / 400) 21.7% (76 / 351)
5 = Strongly Agree 67.5% (270 / 400) 63.5% (223 / 351)
6 = Not Applicable ≤1.0% (≤5 / 400) 2.8% (10 / 351)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 90.8 % (3955 / 4355) 89.0 % (2831 / 3182)
     Logical skip 82.1% (3575 / 4355) 82.0% (2608 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 8.6% (373 / 4355) 6.8% (215 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.2% (7 / 4355) 0.3% (8 / 3182)
 
Please indicate the extent to which you agree with the following statements about this mentor. This mentor...
YA23B. ...guides my research ideas [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 8 respondents (subject to the condition below) (Low - Advisor module) [?]
Condition: YA19=1 or YA20=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Strongly Disagree 4.0% (16 / 400) 3.7% (13 / 349)
2 = Somewhat Disagree 3.8% (15 / 400) 4.6% (16 / 349)
3 = Neither Agree nor Disagree 12.8% (51 / 400) 10.6% (37 / 349)
4 = Somewhat Agree 37.2% (149 / 400) 30.1% (105 / 349)
5 = Strongly Agree 39.2% (157 / 400) 44.7% (156 / 349)
6 = Not Applicable 3.0% (12 / 400) 6.3% (22 / 349)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 90.8 % (3955 / 4355) 89.0 % (2833 / 3182)
     Logical skip 82.1% (3575 / 4355) 82.0% (2608 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 8.6% (373 / 4355) 6.8% (215 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.2% (7 / 4355) 0.3% (10 / 3182)
 
Please indicate the extent to which you agree with the following statements about this mentor. This mentor...
YA23C. ...teaches me new research methods [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 8 respondents (subject to the condition below) (Low - Advisor module) [?]
Condition: YA19=1 or YA20=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Strongly Disagree 4.8% (19 / 399) 4.3% (15 / 348)
2 = Somewhat Disagree 4.8% (19 / 399) 6.6% (23 / 348)
3 = Neither Agree nor Disagree 14.5% (58 / 399) 12.6% (44 / 348)
4 = Somewhat Agree 31.3% (125 / 399) 28.4% (99 / 348)
5 = Strongly Agree 40.4% (161 / 399) 39.4% (137 / 348)
6 = Not Applicable 4.3% (17 / 399) 8.6% (30 / 348)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 90.8 % (3956 / 4355) 89.1 % (2834 / 3182)
     Logical skip 82.1% (3575 / 4355) 82.0% (2608 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 8.6% (373 / 4355) 6.8% (215 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.2% (8 / 4355) 0.3% (11 / 3182)
 
Please indicate the extent to which you agree with the following statements about this mentor. This mentor...
YA23D. ...co-authors papers with me [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 8 respondents (subject to the condition below) (Low - Advisor module) [?]
Condition: YA19=1 or YA20=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Strongly Disagree 7.3% (29 / 399) 10.9% (38 / 349)
2 = Somewhat Disagree 4.3% (17 / 399) 3.2% (11 / 349)
3 = Neither Agree nor Disagree 10.8% (43 / 399) 7.4% (26 / 349)
4 = Somewhat Agree 18.8% (75 / 399) 14.0% (49 / 349)
5 = Strongly Agree 47.1% (188 / 399) 46.1% (161 / 349)
6 = Not Applicable 11.8% (47 / 399) 18.3% (64 / 349)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 90.8 % (3956 / 4355) 89.0 % (2833 / 3182)
     Logical skip 82.1% (3575 / 4355) 82.0% (2608 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 8.6% (373 / 4355) 6.8% (215 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.2% (8 / 4355) 0.3% (10 / 3182)
 
Please indicate the extent to which you agree with the following statements about this mentor. This mentor...
YA23E. ...gives me feedback on my work [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 8 respondents (subject to the condition below) (Low - Advisor module) [?]
Condition: YA19=1 or YA20=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Strongly Disagree 3.0% (12 / 396) 3.7% (13 / 349)
2 = Somewhat Disagree 4.3% (17 / 396) 2.3% (8 / 349)
3 = Neither Agree nor Disagree 9.3% (37 / 396) 7.7% (27 / 349)
4 = Somewhat Agree 31.6% (125 / 396) 22.6% (79 / 349)
5 = Strongly Agree 48.7% (193 / 396) 57.0% (199 / 349)
6 = Not Applicable 3.0% (12 / 396) 6.6% (23 / 349)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 90.9 % (3959 / 4355) 89.0 % (2833 / 3182)
     Logical skip 82.1% (3575 / 4355) 82.0% (2608 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 8.6% (373 / 4355) 6.8% (215 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.3% (11 / 4355) 0.3% (10 / 3182)
 
Please indicate the extent to which you agree with the following statements about this mentor. This mentor...
YA23F. ...helps improve my teaching skills [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 8 respondents (subject to the condition below) (Low - Advisor module) [?]
Condition: YA19=1 or YA20=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Strongly Disagree 11.8% (47 / 398) 11.5% (40 / 348)
2 = Somewhat Disagree 7.5% (30 / 398) 6.9% (24 / 348)
3 = Neither Agree nor Disagree 21.4% (85 / 398) 20.7% (72 / 348)
4 = Somewhat Agree 21.4% (85 / 398) 16.7% (58 / 348)
5 = Strongly Agree 17.8% (71 / 398) 20.4% (71 / 348)
6 = Not Applicable 20.1% (80 / 398) 23.9% (83 / 348)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 90.9 % (3957 / 4355) 89.1 % (2834 / 3182)
     Logical skip 82.1% (3575 / 4355) 82.0% (2608 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 8.6% (373 / 4355) 6.8% (215 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.2% (9 / 4355) 0.3% (11 / 3182)
 
Please indicate the extent to which you agree with the following statements about this mentor. This mentor...
YA23G. ...helps me make professional decisions [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 8 respondents (subject to the condition below) (Low - Advisor module) [?]
Condition: YA19=1 or YA20=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Strongly Disagree 4.3% (17 / 398) 4.0% (14 / 349)
2 = Somewhat Disagree 4.0% (16 / 398) 4.0% (14 / 349)
3 = Neither Agree nor Disagree 10.8% (43 / 398) 7.4% (26 / 349)
4 = Somewhat Agree 29.1% (116 / 398) 26.4% (92 / 349)
5 = Strongly Agree 43.2% (172 / 398) 51.6% (180 / 349)
6 = Not Applicable 8.5% (34 / 398) 6.6% (23 / 349)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 90.9 % (3957 / 4355) 89.0 % (2833 / 3182)
     Logical skip 82.1% (3575 / 4355) 82.0% (2608 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 8.6% (373 / 4355) 6.8% (215 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.2% (9 / 4355) 0.3% (10 / 3182)
 
Please indicate the extent to which you agree with the following statements about this mentor. This mentor...
YA23H. ...helps to get me into the appropriate professional networks [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 8 respondents (subject to the condition below) (Low - Advisor module) [?]
Condition: YA19=1 or YA20=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Strongly Disagree 4.8% (19 / 398) 4.6% (16 / 347)
2 = Somewhat Disagree 6.5% (26 / 398) 5.8% (20 / 347)
3 = Neither Agree nor Disagree 16.1% (64 / 398) 15.3% (53 / 347)
4 = Somewhat Agree 26.4% (105 / 398) 25.1% (87 / 347)
5 = Strongly Agree 36.2% (144 / 398) 40.6% (141 / 347)
6 = Not Applicable 10.1% (40 / 398) 8.6% (30 / 347)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 90.9 % (3957 / 4355) 89.1 % (2835 / 3182)
     Logical skip 82.1% (3575 / 4355) 82.0% (2608 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 8.6% (373 / 4355) 6.8% (215 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.2% (9 / 4355) 0.4% (12 / 3182)
 
Please indicate the extent to which you agree with the following statements about this mentor. This mentor...
YA23I. ...helps me manage work time effectively [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 8 respondents (subject to the condition below) (Low - Advisor module) [?]
Condition: YA19=1 or YA20=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Strongly Disagree 8.3% (33 / 397) 8.6% (30 / 348)
2 = Somewhat Disagree 7.3% (29 / 397) 6.9% (24 / 348)
3 = Neither Agree nor Disagree 28.5% (113 / 397) 26.4% (92 / 348)
4 = Somewhat Agree 21.4% (85 / 397) 21.8% (76 / 348)
5 = Strongly Agree 19.9% (79 / 397) 18.1% (63 / 348)
6 = Not Applicable 14.6% (58 / 397) 18.1% (63 / 348)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 90.9 % (3958 / 4355) 89.1 % (2834 / 3182)
     Logical skip 82.1% (3575 / 4355) 82.0% (2608 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 8.6% (373 / 4355) 6.8% (215 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.2% (10 / 4355) 0.3% (11 / 3182)
 
Please indicate the extent to which you agree with the following statements about this mentor. This mentor...
YA23J. ...helps me balance professional and personal responsibilities [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 8 respondents (subject to the condition below) (Low - Advisor module) [?]
Condition: YA19=1 or YA20=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Strongly Disagree 8.8% (35 / 397) 7.5% (26 / 348)
2 = Somewhat Disagree 6.8% (27 / 397) 7.5% (26 / 348)
3 = Neither Agree nor Disagree 23.2% (92 / 397) 21.6% (75 / 348)
4 = Somewhat Agree 22.4% (89 / 397) 23.0% (80 / 348)
5 = Strongly Agree 23.2% (92 / 397) 24.4% (85 / 348)
6 = Not Applicable 15.6% (62 / 397) 16.1% (56 / 348)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 90.9 % (3958 / 4355) 89.1 % (2834 / 3182)
     Logical skip 82.1% (3575 / 4355) 82.0% (2608 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 8.6% (373 / 4355) 6.8% (215 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.2% (10 / 4355) 0.3% (11 / 3182)
 
Please indicate the extent to which you agree with the following statements about this mentor. This mentor...
YA23K. ...helps me find employment [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 8 respondents (subject to the condition below) (Low - Advisor module) [?]
Condition: YA19=1 or YA20=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Strongly Disagree 5.8% (23 / 398) 8.6% (30 / 348)
2 = Somewhat Disagree 4.3% (17 / 398) 4.0% (14 / 348)
3 = Neither Agree nor Disagree 19.8% (79 / 398) 17.0% (59 / 348)
4 = Somewhat Agree 23.9% (95 / 398) 22.7% (79 / 348)
5 = Strongly Agree 30.2% (120 / 398) 28.7% (100 / 348)
6 = Not Applicable 16.1% (64 / 398) 19.0% (66 / 348)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 90.9 % (3957 / 4355) 89.1 % (2834 / 3182)
     Logical skip 82.1% (3575 / 4355) 82.0% (2608 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 8.6% (373 / 4355) 6.8% (215 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.2% (9 / 4355) 0.3% (11 / 3182)
 
Please indicate the extent to which you agree with the following statements about this mentor. This mentor...
YA23L. ...is supportive of my pursuing a career path different from his/her own [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 8 respondents (subject to the condition below) (Low - Advisor module) [?]
Condition: YA19=1 or YA20=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Strongly Disagree 3.5% (14 / 396) 2.9% (10 / 349)
2 = Somewhat Disagree 3.0% (12 / 396) 2.9% (10 / 349)
3 = Neither Agree nor Disagree 18.4% (73 / 396) 14.3% (50 / 349)
4 = Somewhat Agree 19.4% (77 / 396) 17.8% (62 / 349)
5 = Strongly Agree 39.6% (157 / 396) 49.3% (172 / 349)
6 = Not Applicable 15.9% (63 / 396) 12.9% (45 / 349)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 90.9 % (3959 / 4355) 89.0 % (2833 / 3182)
     Logical skip 82.1% (3575 / 4355) 82.0% (2608 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 8.6% (373 / 4355) 6.8% (215 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.3% (11 / 4355) 0.3% (10 / 3182)
 
YA24. During your current postdoctoral position, have you experienced any of the following with or from your postdoctoral advisor? [Fewer details]
 
During your current postdoctoral position, have you experienced any of the following with or from your postdoctoral advisor?
YA24A. A dispute over authorship or author precedence [Fewer details]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 7.2% (284 / 3946) 6.9% (203 / 2935)
2 = No 89.4% (3529 / 3946) 89.8% (2635 / 2935)
3 = Don't know 3.4% (133 / 3946) 3.3% (97 / 2935)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 9.4 % (409 / 4355) 7.8 % (247 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 8.6% (373 / 4355) 6.8% (215 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.8% (36 / 4355) 1.0% (32 / 3182)
 
During your current postdoctoral position, have you experienced any of the following with or from your postdoctoral advisor?
YA24B. A dispute over intellectual property ownership [Fewer details]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 2.4% (93 / 3940) 2.2% (65 / 2925)
2 = No 94.0% (3705 / 3940) 94.6% (2767 / 2925)
3 = Don't know 3.6% (142 / 3940) 3.2% (93 / 2925)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 9.5 % (415 / 4355) 8.1 % (257 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 8.6% (373 / 4355) 6.8% (215 / 3182)
     Not answered 1.0% (42 / 4355) 1.3% (42 / 3182)
 
During your current postdoctoral position, have you experienced any of the following with or from your postdoctoral advisor?
YA24C. A dispute over research ethics [Fewer details]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 4.6% (182 / 3934) 5.7% (166 / 2929)
2 = No 91.8% (3613 / 3934) 91.2% (2672 / 2929)
3 = Don't know 3.5% (139 / 3934) 3.1% (91 / 2929)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 9.7 % (421 / 4355) 8.0 % (253 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 8.6% (373 / 4355) 6.8% (215 / 3182)
     Not answered 1.1% (48 / 4355) 1.2% (38 / 3182)
 
During your current postdoctoral position, have you experienced any of the following with or from your postdoctoral advisor?
YA24D. Discrimination or harassment [Fewer details]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 3.3% (128 / 3930) 3.8% (110 / 2925)
2 = No 92.7% (3642 / 3930) 93.0% (2721 / 2925)
3 = Don't know 4.1% (160 / 3930) 3.2% (94 / 2925)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 9.8 % (425 / 4355) 8.1 % (257 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 8.6% (373 / 4355) 6.8% (216 / 3182)
     Not answered 1.2% (52 / 4355) 1.3% (41 / 3182)
 
During your current postdoctoral position, have you experienced any of the following with or from your postdoctoral advisor?
YA24E. Other research misconduct [Fewer details]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 3.5% (138 / 3931) 3.8% (112 / 2915)
2 = No 91.9% (3613 / 3931) 92.5% (2697 / 2915)
3 = Don't know 4.6% (180 / 3931) 3.6% (106 / 2915)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 9.7 % (424 / 4355) 8.4 % (267 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 8.6% (373 / 4355) 6.8% (216 / 3182)
     Not answered 1.2% (51 / 4355) 1.6% (51 / 3182)
 
YA25. How did you attempt to resolve the conflict indicated in the previous question? [Fewer details]
Note: Asked of people who indicated they had experienced conflict/misconduct with their advisor
Condition: YA24A=1 or YA24B=1 or YA24C=1 or YA24D=1 or YA24E=1 [?]
Please check all that apply.
  Men Women
1 = Personal interaction with postdoc advisor 83.1% (414 / 498) 80.1% (318 / 397)
6 = Other 14.5% (72 / 498) 16.1% (64 / 397)
2 = Spoke with other faculty in the institution 11.6% (58 / 498) 13.1% (52 / 397)
3 = Spoke to a designated mediator/ombudsperson/human resources manager 4.0% (20 / 498) 7.1% (28 / 397)
5 = Changed postdoc advisors 5.0% (25 / 498) 5.5% (22 / 397)
4 = Used formal conflict resolution procedures ≤1.0% (≤5 / 498) 3.0% (12 / 397)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 88.6 % (3857 / 4355) 87.5 % (2785 / 3182)
     Logical skip 79.5% (3461 / 4355) 80.5% (2560 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 8.9% (386 / 4355) 6.9% (219 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.2% (10 / 4355) 0.2% (6 / 3182)
 
YA26. Was your conflict resolved to your satisfaction? [Fewer details]
Note: Asked of people who indicated they had experienced conflict/misconduct with their advisor
Condition: YA24A=1 or YA24B=1 or YA24C=1 or YA24D=1 or YA24E=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 33.1% (167 / 505) 32.0% (128 / 400)
2 = No 41.4% (209 / 505) 43.2% (173 / 400)
3 = Other, please specify 6.5% (33 / 505) 12.0% (48 / 400)
4 = Prefer not to answer 19.0% (96 / 505) 12.8% (51 / 400)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 88.4 % (3850 / 4355) 87.4 % (2782 / 3182)
     Logical skip 79.5% (3461 / 4355) 80.5% (2560 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 8.9% (386 / 4355) 6.9% (219 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.1% (3 / 4355) 0.1% (3 / 3182)
 
YA28. During your current postdoctoral position, has anyone in your workgroup other than you experienced any of the following with or from their postdoctoral advisor? [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
 
During your current postdoctoral position, has anyone in your workgroup other than you experienced any of the following with or from their postdoctoral advisor?
YA28A. A dispute over authorship or author precedence [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 14.6% (333 / 2278) 18.6% (325 / 1749)
2 = No 66.3% (1511 / 2278) 61.6% (1078 / 1749)
3 = Don't know 19.1% (434 / 2278) 19.8% (346 / 1749)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 47.7 % (2077 / 4355) 45.0 % (1433 / 3182)
     Logical skip 37.9% (1652 / 4355) 37.1% (1180 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 9.0% (390 / 4355) 6.9% (220 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.8% (35 / 4355) 1.0% (33 / 3182)
 
During your current postdoctoral position, has anyone in your workgroup other than you experienced any of the following with or from their postdoctoral advisor?
YA28B. A dispute over intellectual property ownership [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 4.8% (110 / 2269) 5.8% (102 / 1745)
2 = No 75.6% (1716 / 2269) 73.5% (1283 / 1745)
3 = Don't know 19.5% (443 / 2269) 20.6% (360 / 1745)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 47.9 % (2086 / 4355) 45.2 % (1437 / 3182)
     Logical skip 37.9% (1652 / 4355) 37.1% (1180 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 9.0% (390 / 4355) 6.9% (220 / 3182)
     Not answered 1.0% (44 / 4355) 1.2% (37 / 3182)
 
During your current postdoctoral position, has anyone in your workgroup other than you experienced any of the following with or from their postdoctoral advisor?
YA28C. A dispute over research ethics [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 7.3% (166 / 2260) 6.8% (119 / 1747)
2 = No 73.6% (1663 / 2260) 73.0% (1276 / 1747)
3 = Don't know 19.1% (431 / 2260) 20.1% (352 / 1747)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 48.1 % (2095 / 4355) 45.1 % (1435 / 3182)
     Logical skip 37.9% (1652 / 4355) 37.1% (1180 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 9.0% (390 / 4355) 6.9% (220 / 3182)
     Not answered 1.2% (53 / 4355) 1.1% (35 / 3182)
 
During your current postdoctoral position, has anyone in your workgroup other than you experienced any of the following with or from their postdoctoral advisor?
YA28D. Discrimination or harassment [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 4.8% (109 / 2265) 6.3% (109 / 1741)
2 = No 75.7% (1715 / 2265) 74.3% (1293 / 1741)
3 = Don't know 19.5% (441 / 2265) 19.5% (339 / 1741)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 48.0 % (2090 / 4355) 45.3 % (1441 / 3182)
     Logical skip 37.9% (1652 / 4355) 37.1% (1180 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 9.0% (390 / 4355) 6.9% (220 / 3182)
     Not answered 1.1% (48 / 4355) 1.3% (41 / 3182)
 
During your current postdoctoral position, has anyone in your workgroup other than you experienced any of the following with or from their postdoctoral advisor?
YA28E. Other research misconduct [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 3.5% (79 / 2259) 4.8% (83 / 1738)
2 = No 74.9% (1692 / 2259) 72.5% (1260 / 1738)
3 = Don't know 21.6% (488 / 2259) 22.7% (395 / 1738)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 48.1 % (2096 / 4355) 45.4 % (1444 / 3182)
     Logical skip 37.9% (1652 / 4355) 37.1% (1180 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 9.0% (390 / 4355) 6.9% (220 / 3182)
     Not answered 1.2% (54 / 4355) 1.4% (44 / 3182)
 
YA29. Have you seen examples of research misconduct in your current postdoctoral experience? [Fewer details]
Note: Asked of people who indicated neither they nor anyone in their work group had experienced conflict/misconduct with their advisor
Condition: not (YA24A=1) and not (YA24B=1) and not (YA24C=1) and not (YA24D=1) and not (YA24E=1) and not (YA28A=1) and not (YA28B=1) and not (YA28C=1) and not (YA28D=1) and not (YA28E=1) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 5.5% (173 / 3154) 8.2% (187 / 2280)
2 = No 89.1% (2809 / 3154) 86.8% (1978 / 2280)
3 = Prefer not to answer 5.5% (172 / 3154) 5.0% (115 / 2280)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 27.6 % (1201 / 4355) 28.3 % (902 / 3182)
     Logical skip 18.1% (788 / 4355) 20.9% (666 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 9.0% (394 / 4355) 7.1% (225 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.4% (19 / 4355) 0.3% (11 / 3182)
 
YA31. How easy or difficult do you think it would be to transfer to a different postdoc advisor or move to a new workgroup during your current postdoctoral position? [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Very easy 8.0% (184 / 2291) 7.2% (126 / 1759)
2 = Somewhat easy 16.5% (378 / 2291) 16.9% (298 / 1759)
3 = Neither easy nor difficult 17.1% (392 / 2291) 17.7% (312 / 1759)
4 = Somewhat difficult 21.9% (501 / 2291) 22.1% (388 / 1759)
5 = Very difficult 14.0% (321 / 2291) 14.6% (257 / 1759)
6 = Impossible 4.3% (99 / 2291) 4.2% (74 / 1759)
7 = Don't know 16.6% (380 / 2291) 16.1% (284 / 1759)
8 = Prefer not to answer 1.6% (36 / 2291) 1.1% (20 / 1759)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 47.4 % (2064 / 4355) 44.7 % (1423 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 37.8% (1647 / 4355) 36.9% (1175 / 3182)
     Quit 9.2% (402 / 4355) 7.3% (232 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.3% (15 / 4355) 0.5% (16 / 3182)
 

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