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Table 2 Reliability and descriptive statistics for work satisfaction subscales

From: Work satisfaction of professional nurses in South Africa: a comparative analysis of the public and private sectors

Satisfaction All respondents Private sector Public sector
Factors N of items Cronbach's alpha Mean N of items Cronbach's alpha Mean N of items Cronbach's alpha Mean
Autonomy 4 0.869 3.059 4 0.854 3.487 4 0.85 2.803
Resources 5 0.887 2.727 5 0.848 3.397 5 0.84 2.306
Career opportunities 6 0.925 2.592 6 0.936 2.987 6 0.896 2.337
Relation with nurses 4 0.897 3.582 4 0.893 3.697 4 0.901 3.514
Patient care 5 0.878 3.734 5 0.867 3.984 5 0.872 3.571
Relation with management 5 0.96 2.679 5 0.966 3.124 5 0.943 2.406
Relation with doctors 4 0.939 3.391 4 0.941 3.528 4 0.939 3.317
Personal time 4 0.917 2.868 4 0.939 3.12 4 0.896 2.706
Safety 4 0.925 2.839 4 0.923 3.57 4 0.878 2.351
Community 3 0.902 3.368 3 0.915 3.598 3 0.887 3.226
Pay 4 0.919 2.02 4 0.934 2.397 4 0.881 1.787
My career 4 0.87 3.047 4 0.888 3.507 4 0.835 2.751
Workload 5 0.922 2.244 5 0.927 2.777 5 0.889 1.94
Overall satisfaction    2.935    3.321    2.693