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Table 2 Personal characteristics of nurses and overall job satisfaction, by socio-demographic and employment characteristics

From: Understanding job satisfaction and motivation among nurses in public health facilities of Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic Distribution of nurses Percent of nurses who are satisfied with their job
Number Percent Percent
[95% C.I]
p
Pearson Chi-square
Total 424 100 60.8 [56.0,65.5]  
Sex
 Male 200 47.2 55.5 [48.3,62.5] 0.040
 Female 224 52.8 65.6 [59.0,71.8]
Age
  < 25 years 123 29.0 65.0 [55.8,73.2] 0.048
 25 to 29 years 186 43.9 53.8 [45.6,61.7]
  ≥ 30 years 115 27.1 67.8 [56.7,77.3]
Educational qualification
 BSc 57 13.4 56.1 [42.4,69.2] 0.411
 Diploma/TVET 367 86.6 61.6 [49.3,70.1]
Years of service in public health sector
  < 5 years 262 61.8 63.7 [57.6,69.6] 0.007
 5 to < 10 years 101 23.8 48.5 [38.4,58.7]
 10 years or more 61 14.4 68.8 [55.7,80.1]
Type of facility
 Hospital 34 8.1 61.8 [43.6,77.8] 0.910
 Health center 390 91.9 60.8 [55.7,65.6]  
Region
 Tigray 35 8.3 88.6 [73.3,96.8] < 0.001
 Amhara 116 27.4 75.0 [66.1,82.6]
 Oromia 145 34.2 42.8 [34.6,51.2]
 SNNP 88 20.6 62.5 [51.5,72.6]
 City administrations/urban a 14 3.4 60.0 [53.3,64.0]
 Developing regions b 26 6.1 42.7 [34.0,49.7]
  1. Note: a includes Addis Ababa, Dire Dawa, Harari; b includes Afar, Somali, Gambela, Benshangul-Gumuz regions