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Table 2 Comparison of mean knowledge of professional rules in terms of demographic variables

From: Awareness of professional rules among Iranian nurses: a cross-sectional study

Variables Mean ± Sd P- value
Sex Male 28.78 ± 4.91 Z = −0.726
P = 0.468
Female 28.59 ± 3.26
Marital status Single 28.53 ± 3.76 Z = −0.640
P = 0.522
Married 28.16 ± 4.2
age ≤30 28.52 ± 3.54 Z = −0.528
P = 0. 598
≥31 27.9 ± 4.61
Job position Supervisor 31.25 ± 0.5 X2 = 4.707
P = 0.195
Staff nurse 27.33 ± 7.19
Head Nurse 30.11 ± 2.96
Nurse 28.29 ± 3.69
Job experience(Yrs) 1–5 28.65 ± 3.55 X2 = 1.632
P = 0.442
6–10 28.15 ± 3.81
≥11 27.76 ± 4.84
Degree BSc. 27.66 ± 3.51 Z = −0.354
P = 0. 723
MSc. 28.25 ± 4.06
Ward Medical 28.76 ± 3.28 X2 = 13.685
P = 0.001*
Surgical 27.07 ± 4.9
Intensive care 30.16 ± 2.4
Participation in retraining courses on professional rules Yes 28.5 ± 3.51 Z = − 0.830
P = 0.407
No 28 ± 4.52