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Table 3 Correlations between social networks and characteristics of units/nursing staff (N = 35).

From: Communication, advice exchange and job satisfaction of nursing staff: a social network analyses of 35 long-term care units

  Density of advice network Number of residents Number of staff members Average age nursing staff Average time on the unit (in months) Percentage of staff with a permanent position Percentage of staff working part-time
Density of communication network 0.854*** -0.445*** -0.698*** 0.306* -0.078 0.111 0.314*
Density of advice network   -0.522*** -0.687*** 0.259 -0.085 0.164 0.295*
Number of residents    0.712*** -0.374** 0.390** -0.175 -0.337**
Number of nursing staff     -0.385** 0.237 -0.270 -0.330*
Average age nursing staff      -0.095 0.013 0.500***
Average time on the unit (in months)       0.233 -0.100
Percentage of staff with a permanent position        0.084
  1. ***: correlation is significant at the 0.01 level; **: correlation is significant at the 0.05 level; *: correlation is significant at the 0.10 level.
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