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Table 5 Mean scores for extrinsic and intrinsic motivational subscales, by nurses’ characteristics (N = 424)

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

Subscale Mean score a Gender Educational qualification Facility type Years of service
Male Female BSc Diploma Hospital Health center < 5 5–10 > 10
Intrinsic motivational factors
 Recognition 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.5 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.7
 Opportunities for advancement 2.9 2.8* 3.0* 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.7 2.8
 Features of the work itself 3.7 3.6* 3.8* 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.8
Composite 3.5 3.4* 3.6* 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.4 3.6
Extrinsic motivational factors
 Remuneration 2.1 2.0 2.2 2.1 2.1 1.9 2.1 2.2** 1.9** 2.1**
 Supervision 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.5 3.6 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.5
 Interpersonal relationships 4.4 4.3 4.4 4.1* 4.4* 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.4 4.4
 Work conditions 2.9 2.8* 3.0* 3.0 2.9 3.4* 2.8* 2.9 2.8 3.00
 Living conditions 2.6 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.6 3.4* 2.5* 2.6 2.7 2.7
Composite 3.0 2.9* 3.1* 3.0 3.0 3.4* 3.0* 3.0 3.0 3.1
  1. a Mean score range = 1–5
  2. * p (Independent sample t-tests) < 0.05; ** p (ANOVA) < 0.05