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Table 5 Predictors of desired workplace characteristics

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

Desired workplace characteristics
Variables 1 System & policy 2 Fringe benefits 3 Work itself 4 Working relationship 5 Professional development 6 Recognition 7 Working environment 8 Remuneration
Beta Beta Beta Beta Beta Beta Beta Beta
Occupation (Reference: administrative staff)
General practitioner 0.14** 0.17** 0.15** 0.12* 0.18* 0.15* 0.21** 0.08
Public health physician 0.26** 0.31** 0.21** 0.30** 0.21** 0.29* 0.35** 0.08
Nurse 0.03 -0.02 0.04 0.04 0.07 -0.01 0.11 -0.01
Other 0.15 0.02 0.11 0.03 0.14 0.04 0.28** -0.05
Sex (Reference: female)
Male 0.08 0.08 0.05 0.07 0.06 0.07 0.09 -0.02
Marital status (Reference: single/divorced)
Married -0.09 0.01 -0.09 -0.12 -0.11 -0.03 -0.09 -0.07
Age in years (Reference: >50)
21-30 0.09 -0.10 0.25 0.23 0.17 0.15 0.41 0.11
31-40 0.28 0.17 0.41 0.39 0.32 0.38 0.51 0.44
41-50 0.32 0.06 0.34 0.38 0.17 0.39 0.45 0.40
Educational Background (Reference: High school or below)
Junior college -0.03 0.04 0.02 0.03 0.05 0.01 -0.02 0.120
College and above -0.09 0.02 0.01 -0.00 0.08 -0.01 -0.05 0.104
Years worked (Reference: ≤5)
6-10 -0.07 -0.21 -0.25** -0.18 0.29** -0.23 -0.14 -0.07
11-15 -0.00 -0.18 -0.18* -0.14 0.23* -0.21 -0.05 -0.01
Desired workplace characteristics
16-20 -0.07 -0.25 -0.13 -0.12 0.16 -0.16 -0.17 -0.13
>20 0.01 -0.06 -0.07 0.02 0.03 -0.06 -0.05 -0.04
Weekly hours worked (Reference: ≤40)
41-48 -0.04* -0.02 -0.00 -0.02 -0.06 -0.03 -0.06 0.04
49-56 -0.06* -0.03 -0.00 -0.03 -0.09 0.00 -0.10 0.07
>56 -0.01* -0.06 -0.04 -0.00 -0.04 0.05 -0.03 0.16
Monthly income in RMB (Reference: <2000)
2000-2999 -0.06 -0.13* -0.06 -0.09* -0.02 0.09 -0.08 -0.14*
3000- 3999 -0.05 -0.10 -0.07 -0.07 -0.04 0.14* -0.09 -0.20*
>4000 -0.18 -0.11 -0.20 -0.27* -0.05 0.37* 0.02 -0.54**
Actual workplace characteristics
System & policy -0.61** -0.06 -0.05 -0.02 -0.13** 0.08 -0.011 -0.08
Fringe benefits -0.13** -0.54** -0.15 -0.14** -0.13** -0.17** -0.10 0.01
work itself 0.09* 0.03 -0.38** -0.16** 0.00 0.03 0.00 -0.01
working relationship -0.04 -0.03 0.01 -0.67** 0.06 0.02 0.02 -0.03
Professional development 0.06 0.02 -0.08** -0.08** -0.38** 0.07* 0.11** 0.03
Recognition 0.05** -0.01 0.00 -0.06** 0.05 -0.65** 0.08** 0.02
Working environment -0.00 -0.03 -0.09** -0.04 -0.02 0.00 -0.70** 0.02
Remuneration -0.00 0.43** 0.00 0.00 -0.015 -0.00 0.01 -0.70**
Adjusted R2 0.52 0.57 0.46 0.53 0.47 0.62 0.62 0.59
  1. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01.
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