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Table 2 Summary statistics for Workplace Social Capital items, overall scale and sub-scales in either a two-factor (i.e. Structural, Cognitive) or three-factor (i.e. Bonding, Bridging, Linking) models

From: Investigation into the metric properties of the workplace social capital questionnaire and its association with self-rated health and psychological distress amongst Greek-Cypriot registered nurses: cross-sectional descriptive study

  2 or 3 factor modelc Mean (SD) Relative frequency (%) of responsesa,b
2 3   1 2 3 4 5
Item 1 – Our supervisor treats us with kindness and consideration. S L 3.56 (1.05) 4.1% 13.3% 21.0% 43.7% 16.6%
Item 2 – Our supervisor shows concern for our rights as an employee. S L 3.57 (1.03) 3.0% 13.3% 23.8% 40.6% 17.4%
Item 3 – We have a ‘we are together’ attitude. C B 3.56 (0.98) 3.3% 13.0% 19.3% 51.1% 12.2%
Item 4 – People keep each other informed about work-related issues in the work unit. S B 3.96 (0.74) 0.6% 5.0% 11.3% 63.3% 18.5%
Item 5 – People feel understood and accepted by each other. C B 3.45 (0.87) 0.6% 15.8% 27.6% 47.0% 7.2%
Item 6 – Do members of the work unit build on each other’s ideas in order to achieve the best possible outcome? S Br 3.49 (0.85) 0.3% 14.4% 27.6% 47.8% 7.5%
Item 7 – People in the work unit cooperate in order to help develop and apply new ideas. S Br 3.43 (0.86) 1.7% 12.7% 31.2% 45.9% 6.6%
Item 8 – We can trust our supervisor. C L 3.51 (1.03) 3.6% 12.7% 27.6% 38.1% 16.0%
  Mean SD Med Min IQR Max
Overall scale   3.57 0.69 3.63 1.6 3.0–4.0 5
Structural SC   3.53 0.70 3.60 1.8 3.2–4.0 5
Cognitive SC   3.51 0.80 3.67 1.0 3.0–4.0 5
Bonding SC   3.66 0.71 3.83 1.3 3.3–4.0 5
Bridging SC   3.47 0.77 3.50 1.0 3.0–4.0 5
Linking SC   3.55 0.94 3.67 1.0 3.0–4.0 5
  1. Notes – a1 = fully disagree to 5 = fully agree; except item 7 where 1 = very little to 5 = very much, bPercentages do not add up to 100% due to missing values. Missing values were very low and ranged from 4 (1.1%) to 7 (1.9%), cItems hypothesized to capture S = structural and C=Cognitive Social Capital in a 2-factor model or B=Bonding, Br = Bridging and L = Linking Social Capital in a 3-factor model