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Table 5 Spearman’s correlation coefficients between coping strategies and burnout subscales among forensic physicians (N = 133)

From: Work burnout and coping strategies among Egyptian forensic physicians: a national study

Brief COPE subscales EE DP PA
I. Adaptive coping 0.11 − 0.09 0.39***
• Problem-focused: 0.02 − 0.16 0.36***
 Active coping − 0.08 0.24** 0.36***
 Planning 0.01 − 0.15 0.37***
 Use of instrumental support 0.07 − 0.04 0.26**
• Emotion-focused: 0.13 − 0.04 0.41***
 Religion 0.28** 0.14 0.28***
 Use of emotional support 0.12 − 0.08 0.30***
 Acceptance 0.07 − 0.11 0.39***
 Positive reframing − 0.02 − 0.16 0.36***
 Humor 0.08 0.06 0.30***
II. Maladaptive/dysfunctional coping: 0.16 0.004 0.18*
 Venting 0.09 − 0.07 0.29***
 Self-distraction 0.43 − 0.16 0.38***
 Denial 0.10 0.08 − 0.01
 Behavioral disengagement 0.20* 0.15 − 0.03
 Self-blame − 0.004 − 0.04 − 0.03
 Substance use 0.007 0.02 − 0.05
  1. Note: EE = emotional exhaustion, DP = depersonalization, PA = personal accomplishment
  2. *, **, *** significant at p ≤ 0.05, ≤ 0.01, and ≤ 0.001, respectively