Table 1

Measurement Model



Client Care

Proportion of time I spend/spent providing direct client care ('hands on' care)

Opportunities to provide good quality care

Proportion of time I spend/spent on paperwork


Ratio of qualified to unqualified staff on days

Number of staff usually on days


Opportunity to reflect on my practice with someone of a higher grade/position

Opportunity to reflect on practice with a group of colleagues

Opportunity to reflect on my own practice on my own while at work

Frequency of discussions about developing my career

Constructive feedback on my work from staff of a higher grade/position

Emotional support from my immediate line manager


Quality of working relationships with colleagues

Emotional support from nurses of the same grade/position


Opportunitiy to go on courses other than study days/workshops

Opportunity to go on study days/workshops

Work-Life Interface

Notice of off duty

Combining work hours with social life

Frequency with which I leave work on time


Adult and Child

Availability of equipment(e.g. hoists)

Availability of supplies (e.g. dressings)

Mental Health

Availability of equipment (e.g. audiovisual, art materials, books)

Availability of facilities (e.g. day room, quiet room, interview room)


Pay in relation to level of responsibility

Murrells et al. BMC Nursing 2008 7:7   doi:10.1186/1472-6955-7-7

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