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Table 1 Facets of job satisfaction, overall job satisfaction and retention by demographics

From: Rural health workers and their work environment: the role of inter-personal factors on job satisfaction of nurses in rural Papua New Guinea

  n (%) Satisfaction supervision Satisfaction co-workers Intrinsic satisfaction Extrinsic satisfaction Overall Satisfaction Retention
Gender (n = 343)        
Female 242 (71%) 3.72 4.60 4.98 3.47 4.14 4.08
Male 101 (29%) 3.76 4.69 4.82 3.32 4.05 4.27
Age (n = 329)        
<=35 140 (41%) 3.51a 4.61 4.91 3.32 4.03 4.54c
>35 189 (55%) 3.89 4.65 4.96 3.54 4.19 3.83
Years in Profession (n = 338)        
0-5 63 (18%) 3.59b 4.72 5.00 3.44 4.14b 4.53c
6-20 151 (44%) 3.52 4.57 4.81 3.27 3.96 4.41
>20 124 (36%) 4.04 4.65 5.02 3.61 4.27 3.60
Level of Education (n = 341)        
Grade 1-9 58 (17%) 4.05 4.78 4.93 3.66 4.32 3.20c
Grade 10-12 283 (82%) 3.67 4.60 4.92 3.38 4.07 4.31
Marital status (n = 342)        
Married 277 (81%) 3.76 4.62 4.90 3.42 4.10 4.14
Single 33 (10%) 3.56 4.77 5.14 3.70 4.24 4.61
Widowed/separated/divorced 32 (9%) 3.62 4.50 4.93 3.13 4.01 3.55
Distance from work (n = 339)        
In same compound 197 (57%) 3.71 4.65 5.00 3.52 4.17 4.22
Less than 30 minutes walk 70 (20%) 3.77 4.61 4.88 3.40 4.11 4.09
More than 30 minutes travel time 72 (21%) 3.76 4.61 4.86 3.26 4.00 4.00
Partner work (n = 280)        
Yes 150 (44%) 3.68 4.54 4.81 3.25a 3.99a 4.42b
No 130 (38%) 3.84 4.67 4.98 3.60 4.21 3.75
Housing provided (n = 343)        
Yes 233 (68%) 3.74 4.68 4.98 3.48 4.16a 4.11
No 110 (32%) 3.67 4.51 4.80 3.28 3.97 4.18
Ownership (n = 342)        
Government 196 (57%) 3.68 4.55 4.88 3.28 4.00z 4.13
Church 136 (40%) 3.84 4.75 5.01 3.63 4.26 4.16
Private/Others 10 (3%) 3.10 4.83 5.05 3.53 4.19 4.20
  1. a = p value < 0.05; b = p value < 0.01; c = p value < 0.001.