Table 5

Overview of the descriptive (M, SD, a) results for job satisfaction and affective commitment, along with the outcome of the interaction component in the repeated measures ANOVA

Cronbach's α (a)Intervention M (SD)Control M (SD)Interaction component
DimensionkPrePrePrePostPrePostF-value
Job satisfaction
 Job itself40.720.833.55 (0.52)3.72 (0.58)3.73 (0.46)3.72 (0.49)4.72**
 The ICU (design and structure)40.810.753.10 (0.62)3.42 (0.53)3.34 (0.54)3.31 (0.45)20.17*
 Organisational processes40.760.753.53 (0.56)3.69 (0.52)3.56 (0.48)3.49 (0.50)9.76*
 In general1n/an/a3.82 (0.60)3.98 (0.64)4.00 (0.62)4.03 (0.53)1.48
Affective commitment to the ICU60.830.813.10 (0.76)3.34 (0.68)3.33 (0.56)3.40 (0.59)5.23**
  • k: number of items within the dimension; F-value: the F-value of the interaction between measurement (pre vs post) and experimental group (intervention vs control).

  • *p<0.01; **p<0.05.

  • ANOVA, analysis of variance; ICU, intensive care unit.