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Table 4 Correlation of Health-promoting life-style profiles with subjects’ characteristics (N = 755)

From: Factors and symptoms associated with work stress and health-promoting lifestyles among hospital staff: a pilot study in Taiwan

Characteristics Self-actualization Health responsibility Exercise Nutrition Interpersonal support Stress management Total score for health-promoting life-style
  r P-value r P-value r P-value r P-value r P-value r P-value r P-value
Gender −0.057 0.111 0.009 0.805 −0.059 0.100 −0.066 0.068 0.051 0.156 0.005 0.889 −0.032 0.368
Job position 0.122 0.001** 0.019 0.599 0.084 0.019* 0.269 <.001*** 0.065 0.071 0.121 0.001** 0.168 <.001***
Work experience, years 0.062 0.087 0.078 0.030* 0.015 0.672 0.198 <.001*** −0.018 0.613 −0.001 0.977 0.087 0.015
Daily work times, hours −0.072 0.045* −0.038 0.290 −0.094 0.009** −0.188 <.001*** −0.018 0.623 −0.095 0.008** −0.127 <.001***
  1. r, coefficient of correlation of health-promoting life-style profiles with gender was derived through the point biserial correlation analysis (male, 1; female, 2); with job position through the point multiserial correlation analysis (physician, 1; nurse, 2; medical technician staff, 3; administrative staff, 4); with work experience or with daily work times through Spearman’s correlation analysis.
  2. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01, ***P < 0.001, indicate significant correlation between health-promoting life-style profiles and characteristics.