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Table 4 Observed (a) and latent variables (b) of the retested models (n = 751)

From: Predictors of burnout, work engagement and nurse reported job outcomes and quality of care: a mixed method study

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Nurse-physician relationship (b) (Cronbach’s alpha: .83)
2 Physicians and nurses have good working relationships (a). .77 .77
27 Much teamwork between nurses and doctors (a). .76 .76
39 Collaboration (joint practice) between nurses and physicians (a). .87 .87
Nurse management at the unit level (b) (Cronbach’s alpha: .77
33 Working with nurses who are clinically competent (a). .54 .54
44 Nurse managers consult with staff on daily problems and procedures (a). .45 .45
51 Standardized policies, procedures and ways of doing things (a). .25 .25
Hospital management and organizational support (b) (Cronbach’s alpha: .83)
14 A chief nursing officer is highly visible and accessible to staff (a). .66 .66
36 An administration that listens and responds to employee concerns (a). .82 .83
38 Staff nurses are involved in the internal governance of the hospital (e.g., practice and policy committees) (a). .57 .57
Work characteristics
Workload (b) (Cronbach’s alpha: .86)
4 Many times I have to do a lot of work .66 .67
7 Tasks that I have to solve are often very difficult .85 .83
13 Normally time is short, so often I am pressed for time at work .67 .69
Decision latitude (b) (Cronbach’s alpha: .68)
2 To learn continuously is necessary in my work (a)a. .33 .33
8 I can fully practice what I have learned in my training (a)a. .69 .69
12 In my work I have to take a lot of decisions independently (a). .29 .30
Social capital (b) (Cronbach’s alpha: .91)
2 In our unit there is trust between nurses .81 .81
4 In our unit there is favourable work climate .77 .77
6 In our unit nurses shared values .75 .75
  1. aSuperior fit indices were established by replacing two items of the decision latitude dimension