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Table 2 Characteristics of Sample

From: Individual and organizational predictors of health care aide job satisfaction in long term care

  Overall (1224) Alberta (757) Saskatchewan (181) Manitoba (286) P-value
Dependent Variable
 Job Satisfaction
  Strongly Disagree 13 (1.06) 6 (0.79) 7 (3.87) 0  
  Disagree 56 (4.58) 34 (4.49) 9 (4.97) 13 (4.55)  
  Neither Agree or Disagree 105 (8.58) 58 (7.66) 28 (15.47) 19 (6.64)  
  Agree 685 (55.96) 422 (55.75) 97 (53.59) 166 (58.04)  
  Strongly Agree 365 (29.82) 237 (31.31) 40 (22.10) 88 (30.77)  
Gender
 Female 1131 (92.40) 702 (92.73) 176 (97.24) 253 (88.46) 0.002
 Male 93 (7.60) 55 (7.27) 5 (2.76) 33 (11.54)  
Age
 < 20 6 (0.49) 4 (0.53) 0 2 (0.70) 0.838
 20–29 133 (10.87) 86 (11.36) 24 (13.26) 23 (8.04)  
 30–39 266 (21.73) 160 (21.14) 39 (21.55) 67 (23.43)  
 40–49 400 (32.68) 246 (32.50) 60 (33.15) 94 (32.87)  
 50–59 325 (26.55) 203 (26.82) 43 (23.76) 79 (27.62)  
  > 60 94 (7.68) 58 (7.66) 15 (8.29) 21 (7.34)  
Born in Canada
 Yes 487 (39.79) 266 (35.14) 140 (77.35) 81 (28.32) <0.001
 No 737 (60.21) 491 (64.86) 41 (22.65) 205 (71.38)  
English as first language
 Yes 627 (51.23) 363 (47.95) 114 (79.56) 120 (41.96) <0.001
 No 597 (48.77) 394 (52.05) 37 (20.44) 166 (58.04)  
HCA Certificate
 Yes 1036 (84.64) 623 (82.30) 149 (82.32) 264 (92.31) <0.001
 No 188 (15.36) 134 (17.70) 32 (17.68) 22 (7.69)  
Time worked as HCA (mean, SD) 10.941 (8.73) 10.153 (8.66) 12.40 (9.12) 12.10 (8.45) <0.001
Shift worked most of the time
 Day 590 (48.20) 354 (46.76) 92 (50.83) 144 (50.35) 0.015
 Evening 484 (39.54) 322 (42.54) 68 (37.57) 94 (32.87)  
 Night 150 (12.25) 81 (10.70) 21 (11.60) 48 (16.78)  
Unit Type
 General LTC 797 (65.11) 408 (53.90) 143 (79.01) 246 (86.01) <0.001
Secure dementia/Alzheimer’s 349 (28.51) 293 (38.71) 38 (20.99) 18 (6.29)  
 Mental health 10 (0.82) 10 (1.32) 0 0  
 Combined LTC and dementia 68 (5.56) 46 (6.08) 0 22 (7.69)  
NH Size
 Small (35–79 beds) 233 (19.04) 173 (22.85) 60 (33.15) 0 <0.001
 Medium (80–120 beds) 288 (23.53) 78 (10.30) 59 (32.60) 151 (52.80)  
 Large (>120 beds) 703 (57.43) 506 (66.84) 62 (34.25) 135 (47.20)  
NH Owner/Operator
 Public 349 (28.51) 349 (46.10) 0 0 <0.001
 Private for Profit 267 (21.81) 133 (17.570 48 (26.52) 86 (30.07)  
 Voluntary 608 (49.67) 275 (36.33) 133 (73.480 200 (69.93)