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Table 1 Measured variables and instruments

From: A cross-sectional study on workplace experience: a survey of nurses in Quebec, Canada

Dimensions Measured variable Instruments α*
Structural resources of work Access to opportunities, information, support, and resources Conditions of Work Effectiveness Questionnaire II (Laschinger et al., 2001) [13] 0.85
Adequacy of staffing Staffing and Resource Adequacy subscale of the Pratice Environment Scale of the Nursing Work Index (Lake, 2002) [39] 0.80
Resources related to work processes Clarity of roles Role Ambiguity subscale of the Role Conflict and Ambiguity Scale (Rizzo, House, & Lirtzman, 1970) [40] 0.82
Autonomy Items concerning autonomy in the Job Diagnostic Survey (JDS) (Hackman & Oldham, 1975) [20] 0.86
Relationship with supervisor Supervisor support subscale of the EQCOTESST survey (Vézina et al., 2011) [41] 0.83
Relationship with co-workers Co-worker support subscale of the EQCOTESST survey (Vézina et al., 2011) [41] 0.66
Personal resources Sense of personal efficacy General Self-Efficacy Scale (Jerusalem & Schwarzer, 1995) [42] 0.87
Work demands Physical demands of work General index of cumulative physical constraints of work in the EQCOTESST survey (Vézina et al., 2011) [41] 0.82
Psychological demands of work Psychological demands subscale of the EQCOTESST survey (Vézina et al., 2011) [41] 0.72
Outcomes Intention to quit employment Items based on the theory of Mobley, Horner, and Hollingsworth (1978) [43] 0.90
Stress Perceived Stress Scale (Cohen, Kamarck, & Mermelstein, 1983) [44] 0.85
Emotional exhaustion Emotional Exhaustion subscale of the Maslach Burnout Inventory (Maslach & Jackson, 1981) [45] 0.90
Work satisfaction Satisfaction subscale of the COPSOC-V3 (Dupret, Bocéréan, Teherani, & Feltrin, 2012) [46] 0.75
  Work engagement Utrecht Work engagement Scale (Schaufeli, Salanova, Gonxales-Roma & Bakker, 2002) [47] 0.92
  1. * Cronbach’s alpha coefficient