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Table 2 Mean scores on questionnaire items

From: Identifying nurses' rewards: a qualitative categorization study in Belgium

Financial rewards M Psychological rewards M
Pay 3.85 Appreciation of work by others 4.20
Vacation allowance 3.75 Compliment from patient 4.10
Allowance for travel expenses 3.20 Compliment from colleague 4.05
   Respect from colleague 4.00
Non-financial rewards M Compliment from superior 4.00
Follow training 3.85 Respect from superior 4.00
Good work schedule 3.74 Achieve own goals 3.90
Promotion 3.45 Responsibility 3.85
Job security 3.40 Good contacts with colleagues 3.85
Vacation 3.35 Respect from patient 3.80
Participate to recreational activities 2.60 Pleasant work environment 3.75
   Self fulfilment 3.70
   Involvement in hospital 3.70
   Challenging work 3.70
   Involvement in decision making 3.65
   Help with personal problems 3.65
   Varied work 3.55
   Social standing of job 3.50
   Opportunity to be creative 3.45
   Freedom to make own choices 3.45
   Pleasant working conditions 3.45
   Social utility of the work 3.42
   Personal contacts with patient 3.40
   Autonomy 3.30
   Good reputation of hospital 3.30