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Table 4 Percentage of nurses who were satisfied with extrinsic motivational items, by facility type, and association with overall job satisfaction

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

Item % of nurses who were satisfied Association with overall job satisfaction (TCC)a
Hospitals (n = 34) Health centers (n = 390) All nurses (n = 424)
Remuneration
 My salary package is fair 5.9 12.1 11.6 0.60*
 My salary is fair compared to other staff with the same level of responsibility 14.7* 29.7* 28.6 0.36*
 My benefits like transport, housing and duty allowance, etc., are fair compared to other staff at my level 14.7 12.1 12.3 0.41*
Supervision
 My supervisor applies personal policies and practices fairly to me 64.7 53.9 54.7 0.55*
 My supervisor is available when I need support 64.7 58.5 59.0 0.46*
 I have a work plan developed with my supervisor 76.5* 67.9* 68.6 0.41*
 The head of this health facility is competent 67.7 65.9 66.0 0.38*
Interpersonal relationships
 I have good relationships with co-workers 100 96.9 97.2 0.12
 The morale level in my workgroup is good 76.5 78.5 78.3 0.41*
 I consider myself a part of the local community that I served as a health worker 97.1 95.9 96.0 0.36*
Working conditions
 At work, I have good access to electricity 93.9* 61.5* 64.1 0.08
 At work, I have access to safe clean water 73.5* 40.7* 43.4 0.12
 I have safe and efficient transportation to work 15.6 9.3 9.8 0.15
 I have the supplies I need to do my job well 76.5 64.6 65.6 0.45*
 I have the working equipment I need to do my job well and efficiently 58.8 15,9 19.6 0.25*
 The facility has good access to drugs and medication 64.7 52.6 53.6 0.42*
 My workplace is clean 61.8 52.6 53.3 0.38*
 The facility takes specific measures to protect me against HIV/AIDs and other occupational hazards 41.2 43.3 43.2 0.40*
Living conditions
 At home, I have good access to electricity 73.5 63.7 64.5 0.13
 At home, I have access to safe clean water 67.7 47.2 48.8 0.17
 The community where I live has good shopping and entertainment 26.5 10.6 11.9 0.26
 I have access to good schooling for my children 56.0 23.3 26.5 0.34*
  1. *p < 0.05; a Tetrachoric correlation coefficient (TCC)