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Table 4 Separate mediation analyses with ‘job satisfaction’ as the mediating variable and ‘self-perceived ability to continue working’ as the dependent variablea b

From: Factors associated with the self-perceived ability of nursing staff to remain working until retirement: a questionnaire survey

Independent variables N Total effect Total indirect effect Direct effect
   Coefficient (95 % C.I.) Coefficient (95 % C.I.) Coefficient (95 % C.I.)
Job factors
 Autonomy (range 1–4) 715 0.140 (0.056 – 0.233)* 0.077 (0.037 – 0.125)* 0.063 (−0.034 – 0.160)
 Work pressure (range 1–5)# 712 −0.197 (−0.272 – -0.117)* −0.070 (−0.127 – -0.016)* −0.127 (−0.219 – -0.031)*
 Supportive leadership (range 1–5) 702 0.106 (0.026 – 0.188)* 0.162 (0.091 – 0.244)* −0.056 (−0.175 – 0.060)
Organisational factors
 Educational opportunities (no = ref.) 705 0.043 (−0.050 – 0.124) 0.070 (0.040 – 0.108)* −0.026 (−0.119 – 0.063)
 Communication (range 1–4) 710 0.134 (0.052 – 0.227)* 0.087 (0.035 – 0.139)* 0.047 (−0.043 – 0.149)
 Appreciation by senior management (range 1–4) 709 0.198 (0.114 – 0.286)* 0.070 (0.027 – 0.119)* 0.128 (0.032 – 0.224)*
  1. aMediation effects estimated by bootstrapping (500 replications)
  2. bPercentile confidence intervals (no bias correction)
  3. #Scale is in opposite direction; negative relationships are expected
  4. *Statistically significant with p < 0.05