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Research Article

The Effect of Mentoring on Career Satisfaction of Registered Nurses and Intent to Stay in the Nursing Profession

Table 1

Descriptive statistics of categorical demographic data ( ).

DemographicsFrequencyaPercent

Gender ( )
 Female15086.70
 Male2313.30

Region ( )
 New England169.20
 Middle Atlantic4827.70
 South Atlantic169.20
 East South Central148.10
 West South Central126.90
 East North Central158.70
 West North Central169.20
 Mountain84.60
 Pacific2816.20

Highest level of nursing education ( )
 Diploma116.40
 Associate’s degree6135.30
 Bachelor’s degree7040.50
 Master’s degree3117.90

Currently enrolled in advanced degree ( )
 Yes4827.70
 No12572.30

Current area of practice ( )b
 Clinical setting ( )
  Full-time11465.90
  Part-time4023.10
 Education ( )
  Full-time169.20
  Part-time158.70
 Administration ( )
  Full-time1911.00
  Part-time74.00
 Research ( )
  Full-time10.60
  Part-time10.60

Mentoring relationship ( )
 Total yes13678.60
  Formal2514.50
  Informal7141.00
  Both4023.10
 None3721.40

Role in mentoring relationship ( )
 Mentor3218.50
 Protégé2413.90
 Both7744.50
 None3721.40

Choose nursing again ( )
 Yes14583.80
 No2715.60

Recommend nursing ( )
 Yes15287.90
 No2011.60

aTotals do not include missing data.
b Two of the subjects did not indicate an area of current practice.

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