Table 3

Best Predictors of Job Satisfaction1 Ranked by Organization2.

Predictors of Job Satisfaction

Site 1 Rank

Site 2 Rank

Site 3 Rank

Site 4 Rank

Site 5 Rank

Site 6 Rank

SJHS3 Rank


Believes organization carries out its Mission Statement

-

-

3

1

1

1

1

Good communication4

-

1

-

-

-

2

2

Infrequently asked to do an excessive amount of work

-

-

1

.

3

-

3

Good decision latitude5

-

-

-

3

4

6

4

Overall satisfaction with pay level

-

5

-

-

5

-

5

Satisfied organization recognizes employee contributions

1

-

-

-

-

7

6

Female employees

-

-

-

-

6

-

7

Good role clarity6

4

-

-

-

7

-

8

Satisfied the organization keeps employees informed

-

3

2

-

2

-

9

Good teamwork7

-

-

-

-

-

-

10

Given enough time to get job done

-

-

-

4

-

3

11

Good organization/staff relations8

-

-

-

-

-

-

12

Good decision authority9

2

4

4

-

-

-

-

Satisfied with patient/resident care10

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

Good supervisor social support11

-

2

-

2

-

-

-

Hours per week spent on job related activities

-

-

-

5

-

-

-

Job classification

-

-

-

-

-

4

-

Organization supports training and development

5

-


1Separate logistic regression analyses were done to identify the best predictors of job satisfaction for each of the organizations and for the System as a whole. 2The rank reflects the order that variables were added to the logistic regression models. For example, the rank "1" refers to the first variable that was added to the model (i.e. the variable which best improved the fit of the model). 3In order to account for the organizational setting, site was forced into the final logistic regression analysis for the SJHS. 4Composite score from 2 (5-point) questions. A score of 8 to 10 indicates good communication. 5Composite score from 9 (5-point) questions. A score of 36 to 45 indicates good decision latitude. 6Composite score from 4 (5-point) questions. A score of 16 to 20 indicates good role clarity. 7Composite score from 7 (5-point) questions. A score of 28 to 35 indicates good teamwork. 8Composite score from 4 (5-point) questions. A score of 16 to 20 indicates good organization/staff relations. 9Decision authority is a subscale of decision latitude. It was found to be a better predictor of job satisfaction for this organization than decision latitude. It is a composite score from 3 (5-point) questions. A score of 12 to 15 indicates good decision authority. 10Composite score from 4 (5 point) questions. A score of 16 to 20 indicates satisfaction with patient/resident care. 11Composite score from 3 (5 point) questions. A score of 12 to 15 indicates good supervisor social support.

Krueger et al. BMC Health Services Research 2002 2:6   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-2-6

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