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Table 1 Demographic and work-related characteristics of the participants from government and private hospitals

From: Job satisfaction among physiotherapists in Saudi Arabia: does the leadership style matter?

Characteristic Overall sample
N = 69
Government hospitals
N = 36
Private hospitals
N = 33
p- values
Gender, n (%)
 Male 32 (46) 16 (44) 16 (48) 0.753
 Female 36 (52) 20 (56) 16 (48)
 Unspecified 1 (1) 0 1 (3)
Nationality, n (%)
 Saudi 33 (48) 26 (72) 7 (21) 0.000*
 Non-Saudi 36 (52) 10 (28) 26 (79)
Marital status, n (%)
 Single 28 (41) 16 (44) 12 (36) 0.542
 Married 39 (57) 20 (56) 19 (58)
 Other 1 (1) 0 1 (3)
 Unspecified 1 (1) 0 1 (3)
Highest academic degree, n (%)
 Bachelor of Science 29 (42) 18 (50) 11 (33) 0.950
 Master of Science 15 (22) 10 (28) 5 (15)
 Doctor of Philosophy 2 (3) 2 (6) 0
 Other 1 (1) 1 (3) 0
 Unspecified 22 (32) 5 (14) 17 (52)
Years of physiotherapy experience, mean (range) 10.5 (0.5–37.0) 9.9 (0.537.0) 11.2 (1.332.0) 0.027*
Years worked within the organization, mean (range) 6.5 (0.526.0) 6.1 (0.526.0) 7.0 (8.021.0) 0.387
Job subspecialty, n (%)
 Neurology 7 (10) 6 (17) 1 (3) 0.002*
 Musculoskeletal 21 (30) 14 (39) 7 (21)
 Pediatrics 5 (7) 4 (11) 1 (3)
 Cardiopulmonary 2 (3) 0 (0) 2 (6)
 Lymphedema 2 (3) 2 (6) 0 (0)
 Women’s health 3 (4) 3 (8) 0 (0)
 General 7 (10) 3 (8) 4 (12)
 Unspecified 22 (32) 4 (11) 18 (55)
Job position, n (%)
 Supervisor 11 (16) 7 (19) 4 (13) 0.005*
 Senior therapist 20 (30) 15 (41) 5 (16)
 Junior therapist 29 (42) 10 (27) 19 (61)
 Other 1 (1) 0 (0) 1 (3)
 Unspecified 8 (12) 4 (11) 4 (13)
 Working hours per day, mean (range) 8.39 (4.514.0) 8.5 (4.510.0) 8.3 (6.014.0) 0.382
Number of patients seen per day, mean (range) 11 (1–18) 10 (1–18) 12 (2–14) 0.269
  1. Chi-square analyses comparing between both of them
  2. *significant value if p ≤ 0.05