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Table 2 Items loadings in corresponding factors (N = 507)

From: Adaptation and validation of the Cyprus version of the Practice Environment Scale of the Nursing Work Index: a methodological study

  F1 F2 F3 F4 F5
1. Adequate support services allow me to spend time with my patients 0.655     
2. Doctors and nurses have good working relationships   0.614    
3. A supervisory staff that is supportive of nurses     0.784  
4. Active staff development or continuing education programs for nurses     0.555  
5. Career development/clinical ladder opportunity     0.370  
6. Opportunity for registered nurses to participate in policy decisions     0.369  
7. Doctors value nurses’ observations and judgments   0.734    
8. Enough time and opportunity to discuss patient care with other nurses 0.706     
9. Enough registered nurses on staff to provide quality patient care 0.700     
10. A nurse manager who is a good manager and leader     0.648  
11. A chief nursing officer who is highly visible and accessible to staff     0.402  
12. Enough staff to get the work done 0.738     
13. Doctors recognize nurses’ contributions to patient care   0.729    
14. Praise and recognition for a job well done     0.327  
15. High standards of nursing care are expected by the management      0.638
16. A chief nursing officer is equal in power and authority to other top level hospital executives      0.413
17. A lot of team work between nurses and doctors   0.597    
18. Opportunities for advancement    0.413   
19. A clear philosophy of nursing that pervades patient care environment      0.448
20. Working with nurses who are clinically competent      0.617
21. Doctors respect nurses as professionals   0.746    
22. A nurse manager who backs up the nursing staff in decision making, even if the conflict is with a doctor     0.453  
23. Management that listens and responds to employee concerns 0.414     
24. An active quality assurance program    0.394   
25. Registered nurses are involved in the internal governance of the hospital (e.g. practice and policy committees)    0.420   
26. Collaboration between nurses and doctors   0.754    
27. A preceptor program for newly hired nurses    0.653   
28. Nursing care is based on a nursing rather than a medical model    0.595   
29. RNs have the opportunity to serve on hospital and nursing committees    0.575   
30. Doctors hold nurses in high esteem   0.694    
31. Written, up-to-date care plans for all patients    0.575   
32. Patient care assignments that foster continuity of care (i.e. the same nurse care for the same patient from 1 day to the next) 0.485