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Table 3 Principal component analysis of nursing staff data ( n= 929) concerning job satisfaction

From: The relationship between patients’ perceptions of care quality and three factors: nursing staff job satisfaction, organizational characteristics and patient age

Component’s name and summary Statements included in the components
1. Leadership 0.94b 5.8c 16d My manager is interested in staff well-being (0.91e)
 3.83, 2.57-4.63a     …provides the staff feedback with an aim to develop work (0.88)
     …encourages the staff to take part in the planning (0.88)
     …treats the staff fairly and equally (0.86)
     …informs well about issues concerning my unit (0.79)
     …is interested in work results and outcomes (0.78)
     …enables continuous professional development (0.73)
2. Staff resources 0.85 3.3 9 New employees are familiarized well in my unit (0.76)
 3.20, 2.12-4.30     The workload is distributed evenly in my unit (0.67)
     The flow of information works well in my unit (0.63)
     There is usually enough staff in my unit (0.61)
     My workload is appropriate (0.54)
3. Working preconditions 0.77 3.2 9 My salary is appropriate in relation to my work (0.79)
 3.32, 2.28-4.30     I am satisfied with my working hours (0.64)
    I do not find my work too stressful (0.56)
    I am willing to work in the hospital district in the future (0.55)
4. Working conditions 0.85 3.2 9 My unit has appropriate work facilities (0.85)
 3.41, 2.13-4.60     My unit is comfortable (0.84)
My unit is safe and secure (0.49)
    My unit has equipment to ensure quality of care (0.80)
5. Self-Appreciation 0.79 3.1 8 I look after my own personal well-being (0.83)
 4.09, 3.22-4.78     I am happy with my current health (0.69)
     I am active in developing myself professionally (0.66)
     I feel I am a competent employee (0.61)
     Combining work and personal life is successful (0.59)
6. Independence 0.80 2.4 7 I have the opportunity to make independent decisions (0.79)
 4.13, 3.30-4.83     I have the opportunity to plan my work independently (0.62)
     I have a chance to influence decision-making in my unit (0.38)
7. Professional self-esteem 0.74 2.4 6 I appreciate my own work (0.76)
My work is interesting (0.59)
 4.52, 3.60-5.00     Client feedback motivates me in my work (0.57)
     I trust the expertise of my colleagues (0.48)
8. Balance between skills and tasks 0.69 2.4 6 I can apply my skills and expertise in my work (0.76)
 3.99, 3.00-4.83     My work tasks are suitably challenging (0.65)
    There is a good community spirit in my unit (0.65)
9. Ambitions 0.64 1.5 4 I have a chance for career development (0.80)
 2.70, 1.40-3.70     The upper management appreciates my work (0.46)
  1. aMean, minimum-maximum score at the hospital unit level.
  2. bCronbach’s α.
  3. cEigenvalue (λ).
  4. d% of the original variability explained by the component.
  5. eComponent loading.