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Table 2 Comparison of demographic characteristics among allied health professionals by province (N = 334)

From: Individual and organizational predictors of allied healthcare providers’ job satisfaction in residential long-term care

   Province χ2 / ANOVA
   British Columbia
n = 131
Alberta
n = 162
Manitoba
n = 41
Total
n = 334
p value1
Owner-operator model
[n (%)]
Public not-for-profit 34 (26.0) 23 (14.2) 1 (2.4) 58 (17.4) 0.003 2
Private for-profit 54 (41.2) 69 (42.6) 18 (43.9) 141 (42.2)  
Voluntary not-for-profit 43 (32.8) 70 (43.2) 22 (53.7) 135 (40.4)  
Missing 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)  
Facility size
[n (%)]
Small (≤79 beds) 21 (16.0) 26 (16.0) 4 (9.8) 51 (15.3) <  0.001 3
Medium (80–120 beds) 64 (48.9) 25 (15.4) 11 (26.8) 100 (29.9)  
Large (> 120 beds) 46 (35.1) 111 (68.5) 26 (63.4) 183 (54.8)  
Missing 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)  
Gender
[n (%)]
Female 111 (84.7) 137 (84.6) 33 (80.5) 281 (84.1) 0.670
Male 15 (11.5) 17 (10.5) 4 (9.8) 36 (10.8)  
Missing 5 (3.8) 8 (4.9) 4 (9.8) 17 (5.1)  
Age group
[n (%)]
< 20 years 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0.493
20–29 years 22 (16.8) 37 (22.8) 7 (17.1) 66 (19.8)  
30–39 years 32 (24.4) 47 (29.0) 7 (17.1) 86 (25.7)  
40–49 years 29 (22.1) 30 (18.5) 10 (24.4) 69 (20.7)  
50–59 years 38 (29) 36 (22.2) 16 (39.0) 90 (26.9)  
60–70 years 9 (6.9) 11 (6.8) 1 (2.4) 21 (6.3)  
> 70 years 1 (0.8) 1 (0.6) 0 (0.0) 2 (0.6)  
Missing 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)  
Highest education
[n (%)]
Diploma/certificate 60 (45.8) 55 (34.0) 20 (48.8) 135 (40.4) 0.012 4
Bachelor’s degree 53 (40.5) 69 (42.6) 14 (34.1) 136 (40.7)  
Graduate degree 15 (11.5) 28 (17.3) 3 (7.3) 46 (13.8)  
Missing 3 (2.3) 10 (6.2) 4 (9.8) 17 (5.1)  
Current enrolment
[n (%)]
Yes 11 (8.4) 11 (6.8) 3 (7.3) 25 (7.5) 0.873
No 120 (91.6) 151 (93.2) 38 (92.7) 309 (92.5)  
Missing 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)  
Primary role
[n (%)]
Rehabilitation Therapist 25 (19.1) 32 (19.8) 3 (7.3) 60 (18.0) 0.041 5
Clinical Pharmacist 0 (0.0) 3 (1.9) 0 (0.0) 3 (0.9)  
Recreational Therapist 27 (20.6) 26 (16.0) 14 (34.1) 67 (20.1)  
Social Worker 9 (6.9) 18 (11.1) 7 (17.1) 34 (10.2)  
Dietician 12 (9.2) 10 (6.2) 2 (4.9) 24 (7.2)  
Rehabilitation Therapist Assistant/Attendant/Aide 18 (13.7) 27 (16.7) 6 (14.6) 51 (15.3)  
Recreation Therapist Assistant/Attendant/Aide 30 (22.9) 37 (22.8) 3 (7.3) 70 (21.0)  
Other 10 (7.6) 9 (5.6) 6 (14.6) 25 (7.5)  
Missing 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)  
Hours worked in 2 weeks [Mean (SD)] 53.305 (24.584) 65.165 (19.536) 67.308 (19.113) 60.724 (22.403) <  0.001 6
Years worked in current role [Mean (SD)] 8.733 (8.841) 8.251 (8.253) 9.415 (8.170) 8.583 (8.457) 0.723
Years worked in facility [Mean (SD)] 5.136 (6.691) 7.179 (8.000) 7.810 (7.439) 6.414 (7.489) 0.036 7
  1. 1Chi-square test was used to test statistical differences in categorical variables (owner-operator model, facility size, gender, age group, highest education, primary role, current enrolment) and one-way ANOVA was used for quantitative (interval and ratio level variables – hours worked, years worked in current role, years worked in facility)
  2. 2Post-hoc test used was Bonferroni correction. No significant differences were found
  3. 3Post-hoc test used was Bonferroni correction. Significant differences were for the following facility size categories: medium (British Columbia compared to Alberta); large (British Columbia compared to Alberta)
  4. 4Post-hoc test used was Bonferroni correction. No significant differences were found
  5. 5Post-hoc test used was Bonferroni correction. No significant differences were found
  6. 6Post-hoc test used was Bonferroni correction. Significant differences were between British Columbia and Alberta, and British Columbia and Manitoba
  7. 7Post-hoc test used was Bonferroni correction. No significant differences were found
  8. Bolded items indicate a significant relationship at p < 0.05