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Table 4 Associations between (categorical) indicators of quality of working life and compassion fatigue, burnout, and compassion satisfactiona

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

   Compassion fatigue Burnout Compassion satisfaction
N (%) Mean (SEM) Chi-square (p-value) Mean (SEM) Chi-square (p-value) Mean (SEM) Chi-square (p-value)
Attended training events in the past 24 months
 Yes 387 (97.2) 14.4 (0.2) 0.1 (0.753) 22.8 (0.2) <0.001 (0.987) 32.7 (0.4) 0.8 (0.370)
 No 11 (2.8) 14.7 (1.4) 23.3 (2.0) 29.4 (2.4)
Perceived need of training
 Yes 372 (93.2) 14.4 (0.2) 0.005 (0.942) 22.9 (0.2) 0.02 (0.878) 32.9 (0.4) 5.1 (0.024)
 No 27 (6.8) 14.3 (0.8) 23.0 (1.1) 28.9 (1.7)
Perceived risks for the future
 No risks 36 (9.0) 12.7 (0.4) 6.9 (0.032) 20.5 (0.5) 13.9 (0.001) 36.0 (0.8) 10.0 (0.007)
 Some risks 182 (45.7) 14.4 (0.3) 22.7 (0.3) 32.3 (0.5)
 Many risks 180 (45.2) 14.7 (0.3) 23.5 (0.4) 32.4 (0.6)
Opinion of current salary
 Insufficient 89 (22.1) 13.9 (0.4) 3.1 (0.209) 23.8 (0.5) 9.2 (0.010) 31.3 (0.8) 5.9 (0.052)
 Sufficient 216 (54.1) 14.7 (0.3) 23.1 (0.3) 33.0 (0.5)
 Good 95 (23.8) 14.2 (0.4) 21.6 (0.4) 33.3 (0.6)
  1. aSignificance assessed by Kruskal-Wallis test. Bold indicates effect size with statistical significance