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Table 3 Differences in satisfaction levels between different categories of nurses: ANOVA F-values and levels of significance (p)

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

Satisfaction factors Gender Age Province Sector Change sector Experience Work plan Return
Autonomy 0.904 (0.342) 0.449 (0.639) 1.410 (0.189) 64.985 (0.000) 48.767 (0.000) 2.272 (0.104) 17.040 (0.000) 2.810 (0.066)
Resources 3.850 (0.050) 0.022 (0.978) 3.770 (0.000) 225.148 (0.000) 17.941 (0.000) 3.005 (0.030) 19.399 (0.000) 3.378 (0.039)
Career opportunities 0.065 (0.798) 2.793 (0.062) 1.643 (0.110) 60.310 (0.000) 57.493 (0.000) 7.389 (0.001) 22.204 (0.000) 1.972 (0.146)
Relation with nurses 0.160 (0.689) 0.287 (0.751) 1.350 (0.216) 5.793 (0.016) 7.617 (0.001) 0.133 (0.941) 5.470 (0.000) 1.240 (0.295)
Patient care 1.240 (0.266) 1.911 (0.149) 0.492 (0.862) 35.100 (0.000) 12.951 (0.000) 3.297 (0.038) 8.352 (0.000) 0.747 (0.477)
Relation with management 0.047 (0.828) 2.831 (0.060) 2.579 (0.009) 58.031 (0.000) 60.079 (0.000) 6.974 (0.001) 21.720 (0.000) 0.914 (0.405)
Relation with doctors 0.546 (0.460) 4.611 (0.010) 2.062 (0.038) 5.425 (0.020) 6.131 (0.002) 3.735 (0.011) 3.901 (0.002) 0.437 (0.647)
Personal time 0.529 (0.467) 0.790 (0.455) 2.742 (0.006) 22.198 (0.000) 9.478 (0.000) 2.374 (0.069) 7.157 (0.000) 1.617 (0.207)
Safety 0.589 (0.443) 0.661 (0.517) 5.317 (0.000) 188.452 (0.000) 27.226 (0.000) 3.793 (0.010) 16.494 (0.000) 2.461 (0.092)
Community 0.049 (0.825) 1.914 (0.149) 3.245 (0.001) 19.480 (0.000) 14.037 (0.000) 3.525 (0.015) 10.518 (0.000) 0.904 (0.409)
Pay 0.452 (0.501) 1.190 (0.305) 2.239 (0.023) 56.230 (0.000) 27.994 (0.000) 2.539 (0.056) 21.161 (0.000) 1.483 (0.233)
My career 0.585 (0.445) 1.640 (0.195) 1.962 (0.049) 78.945 (0.000) 24.174 (0.000) 3.337 (0.019) 20.555 (0.000) 3.848 (0.025)
Workload 0.063 (0.803) 0.414 (0.661) 2.135 (0.031) 97.721 (0.000) 32.510 (0.000) 1.913 (0.149) 12.914 (0.000) 1.617 (0.207)