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Table 3 Factor analysis for desired workplace characteristics

From: Relationships between actual and desired workplace characteristics and job satisfaction for community health workers in China: a cross-sectional study

Items of desired workplace characteristics Subscales and loadings
1* 2* 3* 4* 5* 6* 7* 8*
Appropriate policies for professional promotion 0.57        
Fair competition mechanism 0.65        
Opportunity for participating in decision-making 0.76        
Fair Assessment and Evaluation mechanism 0.80        
Simple rules and regulations 0.74        
Encouraging innovation 0.58        
Paid leave   0.70       
Home & health insurance   0.66       
Vacation days & public holiday gifts   0.78       
Special allowance   0.85       
Transportation subsidies or a commuter car   0.82       
Work being meaningful and important    0.61      
Clear division of tasks    0.63      
Workflow reasonable    0.71      
Independence from interference    0.75      
Congruence between work tasks and ability    0.60      
Support from coworkers     0.62     
Support from supervisors     0.73     
Good encouragement and communication     0.71     
Timely guidance need in work     0.59     
Congruence of requirement by different leadership     0.48     
Continuing educational opportunities      0.74    
On-the-job training      0.72    
Opportunity for position promotion      0.66    
Opportunity for career advancement      0.50    
Recognized and respected by community       0.58   
Recognized and appreciated by leaders       0.76   
Recognition for achievement       0.80   
Adequate equipment and infrastructure        0.68  
Adequate office resources        0.70  
Recreational facilities for workers        0.66  
Good maintenance of clinical equipment        0.57  
Stable income         0.61
Pay equity compared with others' input/output ratio         0.75
Performance bonus         0.75
variance explained (%) 14.29 10.35 9.63 8.29 7.81 7.44 6.10 4.59
Eigenvalues 5.73 4.24 3.84 3.54 3.11 2.97 2.53 1.82
Cronbach Alpha 0.91 0.88 0.87 0.88 0.89 0.87 0.83 0.80
  1. Notes: Extraction method: principal component analysis.
  2. Rotation method: varimax with Kaiser normalization.
  3. *1 = System & policy; 2 = Fringe benefits; 3 = Work itself; 4 = Working relationship;
  4. 5 = Professional development; 6 = recognition; 7 = Work environment; 8 = Remuneration.
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