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Table 2 Mean scores for the ward atmosphere and psychosocial work environment

From: The ward atmosphere important for the psychosocial work environment of nursing staff in psychiatric in-patient care

  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. 1)Mann-Whitney U-test.