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Table 2 Score and exploratory factor analysis results for the job satisfaction scale (n = 433)

From: Factors influencing turnover intention among primary care doctors: a cross-sectional study in Chongqing, China

Items Score
(\( \overline{\boldsymbol{x}}\pm \boldsymbol{\delta} \))
Factor 1 Factor 2 Factor 3 Factor 4 Communalities
Your immediate boss 5.38 ± 1.38 0.819     0.839
Industrial relationship between management and workers in your firm 5.03 ± 1.31 0.704     0.828
The attention paid to suggestions you make 4.60 ± 1.30 0.659     0.805
The way your firm is managed 4.69 ± 1.40 0.637     0.748
The amount of responsibility you are given 4.86 ± 1.33 0.635     0.746
Your chance of promotion 4.22 ± 1.54   0.830    0.821
Your rate of pay 3.61 ± 1.66   0.790    0.774
Your opportunity to use your abilities 4.56 ± 1.35   0.624    0.749
Your hours of work 4.46 ± 1.44   0.555    0.725
The freedom to choose your own method of working 4.38 ± 1.46    0.724   0.798
Your job safety 4.88 ± 1.32    0.643   0.788
The amount of variety in your job 4.45 ± 1.33    0.634   0.805
The physical working conditions 4.40 ± 1.44    0.571   0.798
Your fellow workers 5.12 ± 1.25     0.716 0.822
The recognition you get for good work 4.82 ± 1.25     0.681 0.813
Relationship with patients 5.09 ± 1.19     0.550 0.732
Now, taking everything into consideration, how do you feel about your job as a whole? 4.89 ± 1.29    
Eigenvalue   9.998 1.162 0.779 0.652  
Cumulative variance explained by factors (%)   0.625 0.698 0.746 0.787