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Table 1 Comparison of means of MMSS subscales against intent to leave*

From: A national cross-sectional study on nurses' intent to leave and job satisfaction in Lebanon: implications for policy and practice

      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)
  1. * Scores are on a scale from 1 to 4 in the McLoskey Mueller Satisfaction Scale
  2. a- Significant difference between nurses who want to stay and those who want to leave job (i.e. total)
  3. b- Significant difference between nurses who want to stay and those who want to leave hospital
  4. c- Significant difference between nurses who want to stay and those who want to leave country
  5. d- Significant difference between nurses who want to leave the country and those who want to leave hospital