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Table 6 Mean scores of SF-MSQ, WRSI, and PSS by the professional 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

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*
Total length of professional experience        
 Fewer than 2 years 190 66.79 ± 10.97 KW = 14.732
p = 0.002
39.14 ± 6.12 KW = 3.039
p = 0.386
41.22 ± 6.47 KW = 12.334
p = 0.006
 3–4 years 62 64.35 ± 11.18 39.33 ± 5.19 39.95 ± 6.27
 5–6 years 56 67.82 ± 11.06 39.07 ± 6.31 39.37 ± 7.46
 7 years or longer 103 71.11 ± 14:08 37.92 ± 5.01 38.28 ± 7.50
Length of service at the institution        
 Less than 1 year 147 67.73 ± 10.02 KW = 8.486
p = 0.075
38.36 ± 5.64 KW = 2.787
p = 0.594
40.22 ± 6.74 KW = 8.635
p = 0.071
 1 year 48 66.35 ± 14.55 39.77 ± 6.16 42.16 ± 6.09
 2 years 42 68.80 ± 12.85 40.11 ± 6.16 39.97 ± 8.22
 3 years 49 63.83 ± 13.52 39.30 ± 5.46 40.12 ± 7.15
 4 years 34 68.52 ± 9.26 38.50 ± 6.42 38.55 ± 7.35
 5 years or longer 91 69.38 ± 13.02 38.49 ± 5.42 39.16 ± 6.65
Length of service at the department        
 Less than 1 year 164 68.79 ± 10.90 KW = 11.595
p = 0.021
37.89 ± 5.48 KW = 3.114
p = 0.539
39.98 ± 7.01 KW = 9.099
p = 0.059
 1 year 63 65.47 ± 13.06 40.41 ± 5.93 41.82 ± 6.69
 2 years 48 68.14 ± 11.35 39.56 ± 6.27 39.85 ± 7.46
 3 years 39 62.69 ± 13.45 39.35 ± 5.38 40.05 ± 6.18
 4 years 30 66.53 ± 9.79 40.30 ± 7.14 40.36 ± 7.44
 5 years or longer 67 69.92 ± 13.40 38.32 ± 5.05 38.47 ± 6.62
Current department        
 Operating room 77 64.10 ± 15.71 KW = 5.740
p = .057
39.80 ± 6.67 KW = 1.833
p = 0.400
40.75 ± 8.69 KW = 0.406
p = 0.816
 Intensive care unit 161 68.47 ± 10.64 38.87 ± 5.72 39.76 ± 6.93
 Inpatient clinics 173 68.46 ± 11.14 38.42 ± 5.33 39.98 ± 6.03
Monthly work hours        
 180–219 69 69.28 ± 10.86 KW = 5.280
p = 0.071
38.73 ± 5.50 KW = 3.268
p = 0.195
38.89 ± 6.55 KW = 4.501
p = 0.105
 220–259 291 68.02 ± 11.58 38.68 ± 5.90 40.00 ± 7.09
 260 or longer 51 63.27 ± 15.025 40.01 ± 5.24 41.80 ± 6.28
Monthly number of night duties        
 0 (no night duties) 128 68.86 ± 13.38 KW = 3.981
p = 0.264
38.61 ± 5.80 KW = 6.994
p = 0.072
38.93 ± 7.42 KW = 4.651
p = 0.199
 1–5 32 65.09 ± 11.41 39.09 ± 7.00 39.37 ± 5.59
 6–10 111 68.31 ± 9.63 37.98 ± 5.34 40.43 ± 5.86
 11–15 108 66.45 ± 9.48 39.65 ± 5.71 40.63 ± 7.70
 16 or longer 32 67.06±19.80 39.93 ± 5.61 41.75 ± 6.54
  1. *Kruskal-Wallis test was applied
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