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Table 4 PES characteristics by geographic region (N = 583)

From: Israeli nurse practice environment characteristics, retention, and job satisfaction

PES characteristic Northern region Central region Jerusalem Southern region
  M M M M
  (SD) (SD) (SD) (SD)
Nurse participation in hospital affairs 2.46 2.46 2.51 2.47
  (0.62) (0.57) (0.53) (0.57)
Staffing and resource adequacy* 2.74 2.54 2.62 2.67
  (0.54) (0.57) (0.59) (0.48)
Nursing foundations for quality of care 2.84 2.85 2.84 2.86
  (0.51) (0.44) (0.47) (0.65)
Nurse manager ability, leadership, and support of nurses 2.90 2.89 2.92 3.06
  (0.58) (0.52) (0.53) (0.51)
Collegial nurse-physician relations 3.10 2.98 2.97 2.97
  (0.60) (0.55) (0.59) (0.66)
Total 2.46 2.72 2.74 2.77
  (0.62) (0.42) (0.44) (0.43)
  1. *p < .01.