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Table 4 Percentage distribution of each item in the job satisfaction scale, Jimma zone public hospitals, southwest Ethiopia, 2014

From: Predictors of job satisfaction among nurses working in Ethiopian public hospitals, 2014: institution-based cross-sectional study

Items Very dissatisfied Moderately dissatisfied Moderately Satisfied Very satisfied
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Pay (salary) you receive 189 59.8 69 21.8 46 14.6 12 3.8
Annual leave you receive from the hospital 69 21.8 104 32.9 116 36.7 27 8.5
Sick leave you receive from the hospital 77 24.4 83 26.3 119 37.7 37 11.7
Hours that you work in the hospital 73 23.1 63 19.9 129 40.8 51 16.1
Flexibility in scheduling your working hours 65 20.6 82 25.9 134 42.4 35 11.1
Your satisfaction in your shift rotation 51 16.1 72 22.8 143 45.3 50 15.8
Flexibility in scheduling your weekends off 117 37.0 84 26.6 88 27.8 27 8.5
Compensation for working weekends and holidays 126 39.9 85 26.9 90 28.5 15 4.7
Opportunity for part-time work 116 36.7 92 29.1 79 25.0 29 9.2
Maternity leave time given by the hospital 34 10.8 52 16.5 147 46.5 83 26.3
Interaction with your nursing peers 21 6.6 51 16.1 152 48.1 92 29.1
Interaction with the physicians you work with 47 14.9 86 27.2 134 42.4 49 15.5
Availability of medical equipment/supplies to deliver nursing care in your unit 113 35.8 100 31.6 81 25.6 22 7.0
Satisfaction with the nursing care given to your clients 28 8.9 60 19.0 148 46.8 80 25.3
Opportunities for social contact with your colleagues after work 49 15.5 80 25.3 151 47.8 36 11.4
Opportunities for interact professionally with other disciplines 60 19.0 101 32.0 125 39.6 30 9.5
Opportunities for further education/degree or postgraduate study in nursing 134 42.4 75 23.7 73 23.1 34 10.8
Opportunities to participate in morning rounds 73 23.1 86 27.2 112 35.4 45 14.2
Opportunities to participate in nursing research 210 66.5 70 22.2 28 8.9 8 2.5
Opportunities to write and publish 255 80.7 36 11.4 18 5.7 7 2.2
Recognition from your head nurse 46 14.6 84 26.6 135 42.7 51 16.1
Recognition for your work from superiors 95 30.1 98 31.0 98 31.0 25 7.9
Recognition for your work from peers 35 11.1 64 20.3 152 48.1 65 20.6
Encouragement and positive feedback from matron 100 31.6 93 29.4 86 27.2 37 11.7
Opportunity to make autonomous nursing care decisions 62 19.6 85 26.9 128 40.5 41 13.0
Opportunities for on-the-job training 184 58.2 62 19.6 52 16.5 18 5.7
Responsibility in the unit/ward 40 12.7 69 21.8 134 42.4 72 23.1
Your control over conditions in your working unit 39 12.3 62 19.6 151 47.8 64 20.3
Consideration given to your opinion and suggestions for change in the work setting or office practice 58 18.4 88 27.8 128 40.5 42 13.3