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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of the qualified and unqualified staff

From: Qualified and Unqualified (N-R C) mental health nursing staff - minor differences in sources of stress and burnout. A European multi-centre study

Variable Qualified (N = 124) Unqualified staff (N = 72)
Age (SD) 1) 40.8 (10.4) 43.1 (11.0)
Males 2) 16.9 % 27.8 %1)
Time in current job (yrs./SD) 6.5 (7.6) 9.8 (10.8)
Time in mental health (yrs./SD) 12.3 (8.4) 11.8 (11.7)
Hrs work each week 3) 37.0 32.6
Professional qualifications4) 100 % 81.7 %
Shift Work 50.8 % 60.6 %
Only employment 79.7 % 77.5 %
Recipient of violence at work4) 81.5 % 70.8 %
Training in dealing with violence in current job5) 47.2 % 62.5 %
Training in dealing with violence in previous jobs 31.7 % 22.2 %
  1. 1) Z - 1.742, p = .08; 2) Chi-square 3.24, p .07; 3) Z - 3.37 p = .001, 4) Chi-square 2.95, p = .08; 5) Chi-square 4.29, p = .04