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Table 5 Mean scores of SF-MSQ, WRSI, and PSS by the descriptive characteristics of nurses (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

Introductory and professional characteristics N SF-Minnesota Job Satisfaction Questionnaire (SF-MSQ) Work-Related Strain Inventory (WRSI) The Perceived Stress Scale (PSS)
Mean ± SD Test* Mean ± SD Test* Mean ± SD Test*
Age        
 20–25 283 66.72 ± 11.27 KW = 9.838
p = 0.020
39.38 ± 5.94 KW = 6.205
p = 0.102
40.78 ± 6.82 KW = 15.399
p = 0.002
 26–31 83 68.49 ± 12.09 37.80 ± 5.55 39.49 ± 6.65
 32–37 26 71.03 ± 16.81 37.53 ± 4.65 36.80 ± 7.72
 38 years and older 19 73.10 ± 13.60 37.36 ± 4.07 35.84 ± 6.30
Gender        
 Female 342 67.11 ± 12.19 U = 10,233.500
p = 0.082
38.45 ± 5.43 U = 9345.000
p = 0.006
40.24 ± 6.64 U = 10,591.500
p = 0.179
 Male 69 70.30 ± 10.93 40.85 ± 6.85 39.01 ± 8.23
Marital status        
 Single 319 67.16 ± 11.82 KW = 11.092
p = 0.004
38.92 ± 5.83 KW = 1.737
p = 0.420
40.35 ± 6.75 KW = 9.552
p = 0.008
 Married 90 70.12 ± 11.57 38.54 ± 5.52 38.58 ± 7.12
 Spouse dead/separated 2 33.00 ± 2.82 43.00 ± 4.24 55.00 ± 8.48
Educational status        
 Vocational School of Health 92 68.69 ± 12.57 KW = 6.850
p = .077
39.22 ± 5.65 KW = 2.644
p = 0.450
40.35 ± 7.65 KW = 3.835
p = .280
 Associate degree 75 66.50 ± 11.23 39.36 ± 6.44 39.90 ± 7.73
 Graduate degree 219 66.98 ± 12.05 38.68 ± 5.62 40.19 ± 6.43
 Postgraduate (master’s degree) 25 73.08 ± 11.14 37.48 ± 5.18 37.92 ± 5.94
  1. *Mann-Whitney U test and Kruskal-Wallis test were used