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Table 3 Comparison of responses on MMSS with nurses’ intent to stay and location of practice

From: A national study on nurses’ retention in healthcare facilities in underserved areas in Lebanon

   Intent to stay or leave   Location of practice  
   Stay Leave   Hospital PHC  
MMSS scale Mean (SD) Mean − SD − Median Mean − SD − Median P-value Mean − SD − Median Mean − SD − Median P-value
Overall satisfaction 2.5 (0.5) 2.7 − 0.4 − 2.8 2.4 − 0.4 − 2.5 < 0.001 2.5 − 0.4 − 2.5 2.8 − 0.5 − 2.9 < 0.001
Extrinsic rewards 2.1 (0.7) 2.4 − 0.7 − 2.3 2.0 − 0.6 − 2.0 < 0.001 2.0 − 0.6 − 2.0 2.5 − 0.7 − 2.7 < 0.001
Balance of family and work 2.2 (0.6) 2.7 − 0.5 − 2.8 2.3 − 0.6 − 2.4 < 0.001 2.3 − 0.7 − 2.5 2.7 − 0.7 − 3.0 < 0.001
Scheduling 2.4 (0.6) 2.5 − 0.7 − 2.6 2.3 − 0.7 − 2.3 < 0.001 2.4 − 0.6 − 2.3 2.8 − 0.5 − 3.0 < 0.001
Professional opportunities 2.5 (0.7) 3.2 − 0.5 − 3.0 3.0 − 0.5 − 3.0 < 0.001 3.1 − 0.5 − 3.0 3.3 − 0.5 − 3.0 < 0.001
Control and responsibility 2.6 (0.6) 2.9 − 0.5 − 3.0 2.7 − 0.6 − 2.8 < 0.001 2.7 − 0.5 − 2.8 3.0 − 0.3 − 3.0 < 0.001
Praise and recognition 2.7 (0.6) 2.7 − 0.6 − 3.0 2.4 − 0.7 − 2.0 < 0.001 2.4 − 0.7 − 2.0 2.8 − 0.6 − 3.0 < 0.001
Interaction opportunities 2.7 (0.5) 2.9 − 0.6 − 3.0 2.5 − 0.7 − 2.5 < 0.001 2.6 − 0.6 − 2.8 2.9 − 0.7 − 3.0 0.001
Co−workers 3.1 (0.5) 2.8 − 0.6 − 3.0 2.4 − 0.7 − 2.5 < 0.001 2.5 − 0.7 − 2.5 2.8 − 0.6 − 3.0 < 0.001