In the survey that you have just completed, a portion of the questions you answered were part of a validated survey known as the Mini-Z. Each of these ten questions had 5 answer options, each answer having an unseen score value from 1 to 5. Upon completion of the survey all of your answers were totaled up to create your “overall Mini-Z Score.”
The Mini Z is made up of two “sub-scales” and these are simply a selection of a certain number of Mini-Z questions. The questions in each sub-scale have been grouped together because they all correlate to a common theme. The following are the sub-scales calculated in the Mini-Z:
Supportive work environment
Work pace and EMR stress
The overall score and the sub-scales all have what is known as a “National Average.” This is a national average calculated based upon all completions of the Mini-Z survey to date.
Upon finishing the survey there are 3 scoring categories that you might fall into. Each of these categories are decided based upon the national average at the time you completed the survey.
If your score is over the national average by at least 20%, you fall into the Optimal category.
If your score is greater than 20% below the national average, you fall into the Satisfactory category.
If your score is below the national average by at least 20% you fall into the challenging category.