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Table 4 Descriptive analysis concerning facets of DWC, AWC and GWC

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

Workplace characteristics DWC AWC GWC (= DWC - AWC)
Mean * SD Order Mean SD Order Mean SD Order P
Remuneration 4.47 0.62 1 2.03 1.07 8 2.44 1.26 1 <0.01
Work environment 4.31 0.60 2 2.72 0.81 3 1.58 0.92 4 <0.01
Professional development 4.30 0.64 3 2.63 0.64 5 1.67 0.81 3 <0.01
Working relationship 4.29 0.55 4 2.90 0.66 1 1.38 0.70 8 <0.01
System & policy 4.25 0.55 5 2.82 0.65 2 1.43 0.73 7 <0.01
Recognition 4.18 0.66 6 2.50 0.87 6 1.68 0.94 2 <0.01
Work itself 4.14 0.57 7 2.66 0.60 4 1.48 0.66 6 <0.01
Fringe benefits 3.99 0.74 8 2.49 0.82 7 1.50 1.09 5 <0.01
  1. *Mean score of each subscale in DWC was calculated for each respondent by adding the value of each item belongs to the subscale of DWC and then divided by the numbers of the item.
  2. Mean score of each subscale in AWC was calculated for each respondent by adding the values of each item belongs to the subscale of AWC and then divided by the numbers of the item.
  3. Mean score of each subscale of GWC was calculated by reducing mean score of AWC from mean score of DWC on each subscale.
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