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Table 5 Percentage of health providers rating job characteristics as discordant, by state and public/private (discordant = important but not present) †

From: Job satisfaction and motivation of health workers in public and private sectors: cross-sectional analysis from two Indian states

INDICATOR STATE (AP) STATE (UP)
  Public Private Public Private
Job content & work environment     
Challenging work 31.8% 26.3% 41.1% 20.0%***
Training opportunities 51.0% 33.4%*** 67.7% 46.9%***
Tools to use skills on the job 54.3% 35.4%*** 59.8% 22.2%***
Good working relationships with colleagues 13.8% 16.8% 19.0% 9.2%***
Good physical conditions 39.2% 31.2% 51.2% 18.0%***
Knowing what you are expected to do 29.1% 16.4%*** 31.5% 16.7%***
Extrinsic benefits     
Good employment benefits 39.2% 34.6% 50.0% 47.2%**
Good income 44.8% 33.6%* 44.8% 36.3%***
Opportunity to advance 43.9% 34.0%** 61.4% 42.2%***
Time for family life 47.8% 42.6% 49.2% 35.3%***
Based in good location 39.8% 21.9%** 60.2% 13.9%***
Autonomy & security     
Keeping job as long as you want 23.4% 16.6%** 26.1% 15.1%***
Independence from interference 32.2% 19.2%** 28.1% 23.5%*
Transparency     
Not having to pay bribes to get what you want 10.5% 6.0%* 20.5% 4.7%***
Not having work influenced by political decisions 16.6% 8.0%** 37.5% 5.2%***
Other     
Trusted by clients 18.4% 11.0%** 18.4% 7.1%***
Superior who recognizes work 34.6% 24.8%** 41.4% 31.6%**
  1. † In bold: attributes with the top 5 importance ratings
  2. * P < 0.05
  3. ** P < 0.01
  4. *** P < 0.001
  5. Note: results adjusted for sex, age, and profession