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Table 3 The relationships between work engagement and psychological characteristics (N = 215)

From: Work engagement and associated factors among dental nurses in China

  UWES CNSS WAAQ MSPSS Median/Mean IQR/SD
UWES      36 16
CNSS ρ − 0.422***     65 19
WAAQ ρ 0.563*** − 0.413***    38 13
MSPSS ρ 0.427*** − 0.408*** 0.588***   72 18
GWBS ρ 0.418*** − 0.548*** 0.392*** 0.473*** 68.87 11.85
  1. Spearman's Rank-Order Correlation was used in the table
  2. UWES = Utrecht work engagement scale; CNSS = Chinese nurse stressors scale; WAAQ = work-related acceptance and action questionnaire; MSPSS = multi-dimensional scale of perceived social support; GWBS = general well-being schedule
  3. ***p < 0.001 (two-tailed)