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Table 2 Item difficulty in logit, SE, MNSQ of Infit and Outfit surveyed in 2008

From: Web-based computer adaptive assessment of individual perceptions of job satisfaction for hospital workplace employees

1-4 scale hospital-based employee satisfaction questionnaire Item MNSQ
No. with possible responses of worse, bad, good and excellent ... Difficulty SE Infit Outfit
1 Working environment and necessary equipment are misfit
2 Feelings regarding the office and staff lounge are misfit
3 Parking lots and vehicular traffic indications are misfit
4 Meals provided to employees by hospital are misfit
5 Hospital's disaster prevention ability is misfit
6 Overall feeling of the current work environment is misfit
7 Hospital benefits and salary provided to employees are misfit
8 Salary and wage levels compared with other hospitals are 0.47 0.17 1.12 1.14
9 The performance appraisal system is open, fair and reasonable misfit
10 My objective is closely consistent with hospital goals 0.5 0.17 1.15 1.09
11 The hospital message delivery design works well for workers 2.73 0.13 1.12 0.97
12 The Plan-Do-Check-Action and review measures are -0.96 0.18 1.03 1.03
13 The hospital work environment compared to others is 0.02 0.18 0.68 0.44
14 Colleagues can cooperate with each other to achieve goals 1.18 0.16 0.93 0.95
15 Interpersonal relationships with colleagues are harmonious 1.75 0.14 0.9 1
16 My boss can give clear instructions to designate tasks 1.03 0.16 0.93 0.91
17 My boss often makes appropriate decisions -0.46 0.18 1.08 1.13
18 My boss fully shoulders and assumes accountability -0.11 0.18 1.11 1.22
19 Communication and interaction with my boss is -0.37 0.18 0.71 0.56
20 Overall, my boss performance can be scored as -0.87 0.18 0.95 0.91
21 Opportunities to exchange and share experiences with colleagues are misfit
22 Opportunities to cooperate and communicate with other departments are misfit
23 I often work together with colleagues to achieve objectives -1.03 0.17 1.11 1.16
24 Harmonious relations with members of other departments are -0.46 0.18 0.86 0.83
25 Opportunities to interact with members of other departments are -0.49 0.18 1.05 0.97
26 I can fully extend my professional competence and talent -0.65 0.18 0.82 0.78
27 Many learning and growth opportunities are available for me -0.59 0.18 0.97 0.96
28 My job is challenging -0.24 0.18 0.85 0.84
29 My job provides a sense of identity and accomplishment 0.17 0.18 1.25 1.4
30 My hospital provides necessary on-the-job training courses 0.23 0.17 1.09 1.05
31 Workload and working hours are well allocated -0.14 0.18 0.99 1.01
32 I can engage in my work, career planning and future vision -0.52 0.18 0.95 1
33 I am always able to maintain a happy mood at work -0.68 0.18 1.08 1.04
34 My job burdens do not interfere with my family life -0.49 0.18 0.94 0.86
35 I can afford my living expenses with income from my job misfit
36 This satisfaction survey can be expected to improve the workplace misfit
37 I would recommend the hospital if my relatives needed treatment misfit
  1. Note. Step-threshold difficulties under the Rasch-rating scale model were -4.16, -1.50 and 2.66.