Table 2

Mean scores for the ward atmosphere and psychosocial work environment

Nurses (n: 38)

Nurse assistants (n: 55)

P-value1

(SD; Min-Max)

(SD; Min-Max)


Ward atmosphere subscales

Involvement

1.53 (0.27; 1-2.1)

1.44 (0.33; 0.6-2)

0.224

Practical Orientation

1.77 (0.34; 1.14-2.57)

1.80 (0.41; 0.86-3)

0.768

Personal Problem

2.19 (0.32; 1.5-2.67)

2.05 (0.36; 1.33-2.67)

0.070

Orientation

Angry and Aggressive Behavior

1.08 (0.41; 0.25-2)

1.07 (0.41; 0.33-2.44)

0.686

Order and Organization

1.58 (0.4; 0.8-2.3)

1.67 (0.33; 0.6-2.3)

0.191

Program Clarity

1.84 (0.36; 0.89-2.56)

1.85 (0.34; 1.06-2.67)

0.944

Psychosocial work environmental subscales

Empowering Leadership

3.30 (0.93; 1-5)

3.29 (1.04; 1-5)

0.911

Role Clarity

3.61 (0.9; 1-5)

3.87 (0.78; 2-5)

0.145

Control at Work

3.09 (0.63; 1.75-4.75)

2.89 (0.8; 1-4.25)

0.307

Support from Superiors

1.73 (0.39; 1-2.5)

1.68 (0.5; 1-3)

0.470

Organizational Climate

3.08 (0.55; 1.67-4.17)

3.07 (0.8; 1-4.83)

0.934


1)Mann-Whitney U-test.

Tuvesson et al. BMC Nursing 2011 10:12   doi:10.1186/1472-6955-10-12

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