Nursing Research and Practice / 2012 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

The Impact of Nursing Characteristics and the Work Environment on Perceptions of Communication

Table 3

Hierarchical multiple regression analysis predicting openness of communication ( ).

Open communication among nursesOpen communication between nurses and physicians

t(P) t(P) t(P) t(P)

Constant5.542.0004.983.0003.007.0000.361.375
LPN(RN 0)0.637.0420.325.2450.141.724−0.47.072
Education0.14.4190.018.9080.454.0490.189.197
Nights(day 0)0.021.914−0.098.5720.033.897−0.119.475
Evenings−0.49.087−0.473.061−0.315.400−0.477.048
Rotating−0.6.137−0.213.5530.052.922−0.036.916
Expertise0.006.9170.001.9820.08.302−0.029.569
Experience0.009.891−0.035.5670.071.4250.125.035
Environment  0.274.000  0.797.000
Unit B (Unit A 0)  0.13.537  0.088.659
Unit C  −0.594.009  0.397.064
Unit D  −0.578.011  0.493.022
F(P) 1.580 (.148) 5.225 (.000) 1.481 (.180) 19.396 (.000)
 .084 .331 .079 .646
 .084 .247 .079 .567

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