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Table 2 Participants’ socio-demographic and occupational characteristics (n = 400)

From: How are compassion fatigue, burnout, and compassion satisfaction affected by quality of working life? Findings from a survey of mental health staff in Italy

  Number Percent
Gender
 Male 95 24.1
 Female 299 75.9
Age
 18–29 years 35 8.9
 30–39 years 105 26.8
 40–49 years 134 34.2
 50–59 years 102 26.0
 > 60 years 16 4.1
Marital status
 Single 111 28.5
 Married 239 61.3
 Separated, Divorced, Widowed 40 10.3
Living Situation
 Alone 75 19.1
 With partner or family or other 317 80.9
Educational level
 None/Primary/Lower secondary school 17 4.3
 Professional qualification/High school diploma 154 39.0
 University diploma or degree 134 33.9
 Master/PhD/Specialization 90 22.8
Centre
 South Verona 132 33.0
 Legnago 66 16.5
 Lecco 202 55.5
Profession/job role
 Psychiatrist/Psychiatrist in training 79 19.9
 Psychologist 27 6.8
 Nurse 121 30.5
 Educator/Social worker 65 16.4
 Rehabilitation therapist 22 5.5
 Healthcare support worker 83 20.9
Employing Organization
 Local health authority/Hospital trust 249 62.4
 University 40 10.0
 Not for profit organization 110 27.6
Type of contract
 Open-ended contract 331 82.75
 Fixed-term contract 69 17.25
Years of experience in the health and care sector
 1–10 years 168 42.0
 11–30 years 196 49.0
 More than 30 years 36 9.0
% of time dedicated to clinical and care work
 Up to 50% 59 15.7
 From 50% to 80% 152 40.5
 More than 80% 164 43.7