Table 2

Item difficulty in logit, SE, MNSQ of Infit and Outfit surveyed in 2008

1-4 scale hospital-based employee satisfaction questionnaire

Item

MNSQ

No.

with possible responses of worse, bad, good and excellent ...

Difficulty

SE

Infit

Outfit


1

Working environment and necessary equipment are

misfit

2

Feelings regarding the office and staff lounge are

misfit

3

Parking lots and vehicular traffic indications are

misfit

4

Meals provided to employees by hospital are

misfit

5

Hospital's disaster prevention ability is

misfit

6

Overall feeling of the current work environment is

misfit

7

Hospital benefits and salary provided to employees are

misfit

8

Salary and wage levels compared with other hospitals are

0.47

0.17

1.12

1.14

9

The performance appraisal system is open, fair and reasonable

misfit

10

My objective is closely consistent with hospital goals

0.5

0.17

1.15

1.09

11

The hospital message delivery design works well for workers

2.73

0.13

1.12

0.97

12

The Plan-Do-Check-Action and review measures are

-0.96

0.18

1.03

1.03

13

The hospital work environment compared to others is

0.02

0.18

0.68

0.44

14

Colleagues can cooperate with each other to achieve goals

1.18

0.16

0.93

0.95

15

Interpersonal relationships with colleagues are harmonious

1.75

0.14

0.9

1

16

My boss can give clear instructions to designate tasks

1.03

0.16

0.93

0.91

17

My boss often makes appropriate decisions

-0.46

0.18

1.08

1.13

18

My boss fully shoulders and assumes accountability

-0.11

0.18

1.11

1.22

19

Communication and interaction with my boss is

-0.37

0.18

0.71

0.56

20

Overall, my boss performance can be scored as

-0.87

0.18

0.95

0.91

21

Opportunities to exchange and share experiences with colleagues are

misfit

22

Opportunities to cooperate and communicate with other departments are

misfit

23

I often work together with colleagues to achieve objectives

-1.03

0.17

1.11

1.16

24

Harmonious relations with members of other departments are

-0.46

0.18

0.86

0.83

25

Opportunities to interact with members of other departments are

-0.49

0.18

1.05

0.97

26

I can fully extend my professional competence and talent

-0.65

0.18

0.82

0.78

27

Many learning and growth opportunities are available for me

-0.59

0.18

0.97

0.96

28

My job is challenging

-0.24

0.18

0.85

0.84

29

My job provides a sense of identity and accomplishment

0.17

0.18

1.25

1.4

30

My hospital provides necessary on-the-job training courses

0.23

0.17

1.09

1.05

31

Workload and working hours are well allocated

-0.14

0.18

0.99

1.01

32

I can engage in my work, career planning and future vision

-0.52

0.18

0.95

1

33

I am always able to maintain a happy mood at work

-0.68

0.18

1.08

1.04

34

My job burdens do not interfere with my family life

-0.49

0.18

0.94

0.86

35

I can afford my living expenses with income from my job

misfit

36

This satisfaction survey can be expected to improve the workplace

misfit

37

I would recommend the hospital if my relatives needed treatment

misfit


Note. Step-threshold difficulties under the Rasch-rating scale model were -4.16, -1.50 and 2.66.

Chien et al. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2011 11:47   doi:10.1186/1471-2288-11-47

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