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Table 1 Demographic profile and descriptive statistics of HPS constructs

From: Relation between Halls’ Professionalism Scale and nurses’ demographic characteristics

Item numbers Demographic variables Percentages
Item 1 Gender  
   Male 11.45
 Female 88.55
Item 2 Age  
   Less than 30 24.70
 31–39 years 29.52
 40–49 years 31.33
 50 +  14.45
Item 3 Age becoming a professional nurse  
   < 25 years 70.48
 25–29 years 19.28
 30 + years 10.24
Item 4 Undergraduate qualifications  
   Baccalaureate degree 34.34
 Diploma 65.66
Item 5 Marital status  
   Single 49.40
 Married 50.60
Item 6 Number of children  
   1 24.17
 2 45.00
 3 +  30.83
Item 7 Employment sector  
   Public health care sector 59.04
 Private health care sector 40.96
Item 8 Years’ nursing experience  
   < 1 4.82
 2–3 6.63
 4–5 12.05
 6–10 15.06
 11–15 16.87
 16–24 17.47
 25–30 21.08
 31–35 3.61
 36 +  2.41
Item 9 International experience  
   Yes 7.83
 No 92.17
Item 10 Employment status  
   Full time 95.18
 Temporary 4.82
Item 11 Satisfaction with nursing as a career  
   Yes 79.52
 No 20.48
Constructs Cronbach alpha M SD
Cronbach alpha, mean (M) and standard deviations (SD) of HPS constructs
 Autonomy 0.66 2.71 0.76
 Sense of calling to the field 0.72 2.53 0.69
 Belief in self-regulation 0.63 2.71 0.75
 Using professional organization as a major referent 0.52 2.86 1.03
 Belief in public service 0.52 1.97 0.63