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Table 3 Bivariate linear regression analysis result of sociodemographic characteristics among nurses in JUSH, March 2016, (n = 252)

From: Relationship between nurses’ perception of ethical climates and job satisfaction in Jimma University Specialized Hospital, Oromia region, south west Ethiopia

Sociodemographic Variables Unstandardized β coefficient SE t value P value 95% confidence interval
Lower bound Upper bound
Ethnicity
 Oromo 8.96 3.02 2.96 0.003 3.01 14.91
 Amhara −9.46 2.99 −3.16 0.002 −15.35 −3.56
 Gurage −9.72 8.15 −1.19 0.234 −25.79 6.34
 Tigre 2.17 9.23 0.23 0.814 − 16.01 20.37
Age in years
 20–24 years 8.62 3.82 2.25 0.025 1.08 16.16
 25–29 years 2.89 3.04 0.95 0.342 −3.10 8.90
 30–34 years −12.24 3.52 − 3.47 0.001 − 19.18 −5.30
 35–39 years 1.60 9.95 0.16 0.872 −18.00 21.21
Religion
 Muslim −0.17 4.07 −0.04 0.966 −8.20 7.84
 Orthodox 4.51 3.09 1.46 0.146 −1.57 10.59
 Protestant −3.11 3.08 −1.00 0.314 −9.19 2.96
 Catholic −11.63 10.86 −1.07 0.285 −33.02 9.76
Marital status
 Married −2.03 3.10 −0.65 0.513 −8.15 4.08
 Single 2.80 3.08 0.90 0.364 −3.27 8.87
 Widowed −23.54 13.92 −1.69 0.092 −50.96 3.86
 Diploma −1.52 3.04 −0.50 0.617 −7.52 4.47
Working unit
 Medical 1.57 3.15 0.49 0.619 −4.64 7.79
 Surgical 9.80 3.51 2.79 0.006 2.88 16.71
 Maternity −8.34 3.80 −2.19 0.029 −15.82 −0.86
 Pediatrics −4.07 5.16 −0.78 0.432 −14.24 6.10
 Psychiatry −2.39 7.77 −0.30 0.758 −17.70 12.92
Salary
  < 2000 birr −9.06 3.02 −2.99 0.003 −15.01 −3.10
 2000–3000 birr 21.88 3.71 5.89 0.000 14.57 29.20
 3001–4000 birr −5.67 3.12 −1.81 0.071 −11.82 0.48
Experience
  < 1 year 1.52 4.90 0.31 0.756 −8.13 11.19
 1–5 year 3.03 3.86 0.785 0.433 −4.57 10.63
 6–10 year −8.03 5.47 −1.462 0.143 −18.80 2.74
  1. Predictor variables: Sociodemographic variables
  2. Dependent variables: job satisfaction
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