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Table 5 Nurse employment characteristics (n = 309)

From: Nurse perceptions of organizational culture and its association with the culture of error reporting: a case of public sector hospitals in Pakistan

Employee variables Unfavorable
error reporting
n (%)*
Favorable error reporting
n (%)*
n (%)
Highest degree attained    
 Nursing diploma 72 (41.4) 102 (58.6) 174 (56.3)
 BSc in Nursing 56 (46.7) 64 (53.3) 120 (38.8)
 MSc in Nursing 3 (20.0) 12 (80.0) 15 (4.8)
Current nurse designation    
 Supervisor - 2 (100) 2 (0.6)
 Student (+1 year clinical staff) 10 (19.6) 41 (80.4) 51 (16.5)
 Staff nurse 93 (45.4) 112 (54.6) 205 (66.3)
 Ward head 22 (55.0) 18 (45.0) 40 (12.9)
 Nurse instructor 6 (46.2) 7 (53.8) 11 (3.6)
Labor contract    
 Permanent 106 (60.2) 70 (39.8) 176 (57.0)
 Contractual 25 (18.8) 108 (81.2) 133 (43.0)
Employment status    
 Full-time 128 (43.7) 165 (56.3) 293 (94.8)
 Part-time 3 (18.8) 13 (81.3) 16 (5.2)
Government grade    
 16 grade 106 (42.6) 143 (57.4) 256 (82.8)
 17 grade 21 (39.6) 32 (60.4) 53 (17.2)
Private job    
 Yes 55 (67.9) 26 (32.1) 81 (26.2)
 No 76 (33.3) 152 (66.7) 228 (73.8)
Additional night duty    
 Yes 27 (45.8) 32 (54.2 %) 59 (19.1 %)
 No 104 (41.6) 146 (58.4 %) 250 (80.9 %)
Additional day duty    
 Yes 86 (67.2) 42 (32.8) 128 (41.4)
 No 45 (24.9) 136 (75.1) 181 (58.6)
Additional evening duty    
 Yes 84 (67.7) 40 (32.3) 124 (40.1)
 No 47 (25.4) 138 (74.6) 185 (59.9)
  1. *Frequencies for each subscale add up to the number of participants in the study