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Table 2 Distribution of nurses by their professional characteristics (N = 411)

From: Assessment of job satisfaction, work-related strain, and perceived stress in nurses working in different departments in the same hospital: a survey study

Professional characteristics Number Percentage
Total length of professional experience   
 Fewer than 2 years 190 46.2
 3–4 years 62 15.1
 5–6 years 56 13.6
 7 years or longer 103 25.1
Length of service at the institution   
 Less than 1 year 147 35.8
 1 year 48 11.7
 2 years 42 10.2
 3 years 49 11.9
 4 years 34 8.3
 5 years or longer 91 22.1
Length of service at the department   
 Less than 1 year 164 39.9
 1 year 63 15.3
 2 years 48 11.7
 3 years 39 9.5
 4 years 30 7.3
 5 years or longer 67 16.3
Current department   
 Operating room 77 18.7
 Intensive care unit 161 39.2
 Inpatient clinics 173 42.1
Monthly work hours   
 180–219 69 16.8
 220–259 291 70.8
 260 or longer 51 12.4
Monthly number of night duties   
 0 (no night duties) 128 31.1
 1–5 32 7.8
 6–10 111 27.0
 11–15 108 26.3
 16 or longer 32 7.8
Total 411 100.0