Table 1

Comparison of means of MMSS subscales against intent to leave*

Intent to Leave Job


Satisfaction with...

Items

Alpha Cronbach

Overall Mean (SD)

Stay Mean (SD)

Total Mean (SD)

Leave Hospital Mean (SD)

Leave Country Mean (SD)


Co-workers(a, b, c)

2

0.640

3.17 (0.53)

3.26 (0.51)

3.13 (0.54)

3.13 (0.54)

3.14 (0.54)

Interaction opportunities(a, b, c)

4

0.774

2.90 (0.50)

2.98 (0.50)

2.87 (0.49)

2.87 (0.47)

2.86 (0.51)

Praise and recognition(a, b, c)

4

0.755

2.81 (0.56)

2.95 (0.49)

2.74 (0.57)

2.76 (0.55)

2.70 (0.60)

Control & Responsibility(a, b, c, d)

5

0.787

2.71 (0.52)

2.85 (0.48)

2.65 (0.52)

2.68 (0.51)

2.59 (0.52)

Scheduling(a, b, c)

6

0.832

2.66 (0.49)

2.77 (0.48)

2.61 (0.48)

2.61 (0.46)

2.60 (0.51)

Professional opportunities(a, b, c, d)

4

0.812

2.50 (0.51)

2.60 (0.48)

2.45 (0.51)

2.48 (0.50)

2.41 (0.53)

Balance between family and work life(a, b)

3

0.436

2.39 (0.40)

2.43 (0.37)

2.37 (0.42)

2.36 (0.43)

2.39 (0.39)

Extrinsic rewards(a, b, c)

3

0.658

2.29 (0.61)

2.44 (0.62)

2.21 (0.60)

2.21 (0.60)

2.21 (0.59)


Overall satisfaction(a, b, c)

31

0.924

2.62 (0.23)

2.65 (0.23)

2.61 (0.23)

2.61 (0.53)

2.60 (0.23)


* Scores are on a scale from 1 to 4 in the McLoskey Mueller Satisfaction Scale

a- Significant difference between nurses who want to stay and those who want to leave job (i.e. total)

b- Significant difference between nurses who want to stay and those who want to leave hospital

c- Significant difference between nurses who want to stay and those who want to leave country

d- Significant difference between nurses who want to leave the country and those who want to leave hospital

El-Jardali et al. BMC Nursing 2009 8:3   doi:10.1186/1472-6955-8-3

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