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Table 2 Description of the measured variables

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

Dimensions Variables Scores Total % (n = 891) Nurses in distress % (n = 231) Nurses in moderately favourable situations % (n = 446) Nurses in favourable situations % (n = 214) CCC*
Structural resources of work Access to information Low 35.4 66.7 29.4 14.0 0.348
Medium 45.3 27.3 56.0 42.5
High 19.3 6.0 14.6 43.5
Access to opportunities Low 3.5 12.6 0.2 0.5 0.348
Medium 31.5 53.3 26.5 18.7
High 65.0 34.2 73.3 80.8
Access to support Low 41.9 77.9 36.1 15.0 0.439
Medium 42.9 21.7 56.1 38.3
High 15.2 0.4 7.8 46.7
Access to operation resources Low 30.0 68.8 21.7 5.1 0.497
Medium 52.0 27.3 70.4 40.7
High 18.0 3.9 7.9 54.2
Adequacy of staffing Low 23.8 52.4 15.7 9.8 0.405
Medium 63.3 39.8 80.7 52.3
High 12.9 7.8 3.6 37.9
Resources related to work processes Clarity of roles Low 11.3 31.6 5.6 1.4 0.424
Medium 41.2 50.2 52.5 7.9
High 47.5 18.2 41.9 90.7
Autonomy Low 10.3 33.3 2.5 1.9 0.432
Medium 42.4 52.8 50.9 13.5
High 47.3 13.9 46.6 84.6
Relationship with supervisor Low 25.8 57.6 18.6 6.5 0.416
Medium 56.2 36.8 71.3 45.8
High 18.0 5.6 10.1 47.7
Relationship with co-workers Low 2.7 6.9 1.4 0.9 0.213
Medium 53.1 55.0 62.3 31.8
High 44.2 38.1 36.3 67.3
Personal resources Sense of personal efficacy Low 17.3 35.1 14.6 3.7 0.273
Medium 37.8 33.3 46.4 24.8
High 44.9 31.6 39.0 71.5
Work demands Physical demands Low 78.0 69.3 80.7 81.8 0.115
Medium 14.1 18.1 11.2 15.9
High 7.9 12.6 8.1 2.3
Psychological demands Low 9.0 2.6 3.6 27.1 0.349
Medium 53.8 29.4 65.0 59.5
High 37.2 68.0 31.4 13.4
Outcomes Intention to quit employment Low 64.3 27.7 72.9 86.0 0.349
Medium 18.7 29.9 17.9 8.4
High 17.0 42.4 9.2 5.6
Stress Low 9.7 9.9 7.2 14.5 0.133
Medium 77.4 68.4 81.8 78.0
High 12.9 21.7 11.0 7.5
Emotional exhaustion Low 43.7 8.7 45.1 78.0 0.415
Medium 32.0 32.0 38.8 18.2
High 24.3 59.3 16.1 3.8
Work satisfaction Low 20.9 59.3 7.6 7.0 0.559
High 79.1 40.7 92.4 93.0
Work engagement Low 6.1 19.0 1.8 0.9 0.308
Medium 38.1 53.3 38.3 21.5
High 55.8 27.7 59.9 77.6
  1. *Cramer’s contingency coefficient