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Table 2 Background variables of the respondents in the Norwegian nursing home study (n = 466)

From: Psychometric properties of the Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture in Norwegian nursing homes

Background variables Number Percent
Staff position or background (n = 457)
 Managers including leaders at first-line level 29 6.3
 Healthcare workers with a minimum of bachelor degree 181 39.6
 Healthcare workers, upper secondary school 226 49.5
 Assistants 12 2.6
 Others 9 2.0
Number and years in nursing home (n = 457)
 <1 year 29 6.3
 1–5 years 114 24.9
 6–10 years 105 23.0
 11–15 years 105 23.0
 16–20 years 44 9.6
 >21 years 60 13.1
Work hours per week (n = 454)
 <15 h 7 1.5
 16–24 h 121 26.7
 25–35.5 h 253 55.7
 >35.5 h 73 16.1
Work shift (most often) (n = 447)
 Daytime 303 67.8
 Afternoon 85 19.0
 Nighttime 59 13.2
Working directly with patients most of the time (n = 458)
 Yes 436 95.2
 No 22 4.8