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Table 3 Questions included in each principal component and their factor loadings

From: Job satisfaction of certified primary care physicians in rural Shandong Province, China: a cross-sectional study

Common factors Cronbach’s alpha Question No. Variables Loadings
Factor 1 0.951 Q44 Performance assessment 0.769
Organizational management (11 items)   Q40 Effective rules and regulations 0.761
Q45 Incentive system 0.749
Q42 Safety management system 0.748
Q43 Task management system 0.748
Q39 Income distribution system 0.746
Q41 Human resources management 0.739
Q38 Enterprise welfare 0.663
Q37 Personal income 0.625
Q31 Administration 0.611
Q30 Logistical support 0.555
Factor 2 0.863 Q26 Relationship with colleagues 0.845
Internal environment (4 items)   Q27 Relationship with supervisors 0.828
Q28 Cooperation within the department 0.750
Q29 Cooperation with other departments 0.726
Factor 3 0.920 Q49 Role of government 0.797
External environment (5 items)   Q51 Resolution of medical disputes 0.779
Q52 Health care system reform 0.766
Q48 Media reports 0.730
Q50 Supervision of care 0.704
Factor 4 0.781 Q24 Medical equipment 0.765
Working conditions (4 items)   Q23 Talented team 0.746
Q25 Receipt of information 0.652
Q22 Office conditions 0.508
Factor 5 0.696 Q19 Administration of medication 0.762
Competency behaviours (3 items)   Q21 Decision-making 0.710
Q20 Group discussion 0.624
Factor 6 0.813    
Job rewards (2 items)   Q35 Job promotion 0.708
Q36 Promotion in title 0.696
Factor 7 0.574 Q17 Challenging work 0.739
Job description (3 items)   Q18 Heavy workload 0.682
Q47 Social recognition and respect 0.627