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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of participants (N = 592)

From: The effects of workplace respect and violence on nurses’ job satisfaction in Ghana: a cross-sectional survey

Item description n (%)
Region
 Greater Accra 249 (42.1)
 Eastern 130 (22.0)
 Ashanti 76 (12.8)
 Volta 51 (8.6)
 Northern 86 (14.5)
Gender
 Female 469 (79.2)
 Male 123 (20.8)
Age group
 21–30 398 (67.7)
 31–40 98 (16.7)
 41–50 37 (6.3)
 51–60 55 (9.4)
Marital status
 Single 310 (52.5)
 Married 280 (47.5)
Educational attainment
 Certificate 79 (13.4)
 Diploma 363 (61.7)
 Bachelor’s degree or higher 146 (24.8)
Age (min = 21, max = 60, mean = 31.76, SD = 9.69)  
Hospital type
 District hospital 168 (28.4)
 Regional hospital 229 (38.7)
 Teaching hospital 195 (32.9)
Units/department
 Critical care 119 (20.2)
 Outpatient department 100 (17.0)
 Medical-surgical unit 209 (35.5)
 Special units 160 (27.2)
Position/grade
 Staff Nurse 308 (53.0)
 Snr. Staff Nurse 132 (22.7)
 Nursing Officer 72 (12.4)
 Snr Nursing Officer 42 (7.2)
 Principal Nursing Officer 28 (4.8)
  1. Source: Field Survey 2013–2014