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Table 7 Mean scores of SF-MSQ, WRSI, and PSS by the selected psychosocial 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*
Mode of transport to work        
 Hospital shuttle services 258 68.32 ± 11.75 KW = 4.774
p = 0.189
38.52 ± 5.60 KW = 5.414
p = 0.144
39.55 ± 6.86 KW = 9.032
p = 0.029
 Public transport 34 66.55 ± 10.44 39.94 ± 5.18 41.23 ± 6.39
 Private car 16 69.50 ± 10.32 36.93 ± 5.53 37.25 ± 6.18
 On foot 103 66.03 ± 13.36 39.64 ± 6.26 41.29 ± 7.22
Length of traveling time to work    KW = 2.575
p = 0.276
38.83 ± 5.53 KW = 1.764
p = 0.414
39.68 ± 7.59 KW = 0.192
p = 0.908
 Less than 20 min 155 67.88 ± 13.20 38.44 ± 5.60 40.09 ± 6.45
 20–39 min 156 67.43 ± 11.90 40.11 ± 7.16 40.93 ± 6.32
 40–59 min 44 65.45 ± 10.72 39.08 ± 5.61 40.17 ± 6.90
 60 min or longer 56 69.32 ± 9.77 38.83 ± 5.53 39.68 ± 7.59
Economic satisfaction from the wage        
 No/not at all 200 63.49 ± 12.36 KW = 57.174
p = 0.000
39.58 ± 6.29 KW = 5.649
p = 0.130
41.31 ± 6.72 KW = 18.503
p = 0.000
 Very little/minimum 37 67.43 ± 9.16 39.16 ± 5.71 40.37 ± 6.84
 Moderate 44 75.18 ± 12.64 37.40 ± 5.04 36.75 ± 7.17
 Fair 130 71.56 ± 9.30 38.14 ± 4.97 39.10 ± 6.77
Cigarette Smoking        
 Smokers 121 68.88 ± 13.57 U = 16,723.500
p = 0.454
39.39 ± 5.82 U = 16,093.500
p = 0.185
39.62 ± 7.26 U = 16,901.500
p = 0.557
 Non-smokers 290 67.13 ± 11.32 38.63 ± 5.73 40.21 ± 6.80
Is it a dream job?        
 Yes 221 69.50 ± 12.35 U = 16,921.000
p = 0.001
38.43 ± 4.94 U = 19,795.500
p = 0.317
39.28 ± 6.96 U = 18,098.000
p = 0.016
 No 190 65.48 ± 11.30 39.34 ± 6.56 40.91 ± 6.82
Fond of the job?        
 Yes 386 68.29 ± 11.74 U = 2124.000
p = 0.000
38.40 ± 5.35 U = 1944.500
p = 0.000
39.77 ± 6.85 U = 3111.500
p = 0.003
 No 25 57.68 ± 12.40 45.92 ± 7.26 44.16 ± 7.06
Any thoughts about quitting ever?        
 Yes 236 64.69 ± 11.89 U = 13,376.000
p = 0.000
40.01 ± 6.24 U = 15,539.000
p = 0.000
41.42 ± 6.38 U = 15,341.500
p = 0.000
 No 175 71.62 ± 11.08 37.30 ± 4.62 38.17 ± 7.23
Extra time allocated for a social life?        
 Yes 96 72.60 ± 12.20 KW = 32.558
p = 0.000
37.78 ± 5.69 KW = 20.764
p = 0.000
37.64 ± 6.67 KW = 23.337
p = 0.000
 No 172 64.18 ± 12.40 40.45 ± 6.16 41.75 ± 6.45
 Very little 143 68.49 ± 10.07 37.66 ± 4.80 39.59 ± 7.17
  1. *Mann-Whitney U test and Kruskal-Wallis test were used
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