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Table 2 Comparison of Participant Characteristics across 3 Time points

From: The influence of hospital accreditation: a longitudinal assessment of organisational culture

Category T1 T2 T3 Chi-square Pairwise Comparison
p-value
n = 545 (%) n = 378 (%) n = 141 (%) p-value T1 & T2 T1 & T3 T2 & T3
Gender     0.09 0.42 0.03* 0.12
 Male 165 (30.6) 106 (28.1) 30 (21.3)     
 Female 374 (69.4) 271 (71.9) 111 (78.7)     
Age Group     0.11 0.27 0.04* 0.36
 18–29 93 (17.3) 53 (14.2) 13 (9.2)     
 30–39 186 (34.6) 120 (32.1) 43 (30.5)     
 40–49 180 (33.5) 132 (35.3) 59 (41.8)     
  ≥ 50 79 (14.7) 69 (18.4) 26 (18.4)     
Profession     0.00** 0.26 0.00** 0.00**
 Medical 125 (22.9) 71 (18.8) 14 (9.9)     
 Nursing 293 (53.8) 221 (58.5) 96 (68.1)     
 Allied Health 127 (23.3) 86 (22.8) 31 (22.0)     
Education     0.00** 0.04* 0.00** 0.16
 Vocational 49 (9.2) 23 (6.1) 5 (3.5)     
 Undergrad 232 (43.4) 144 (38.5) 52 (36.9)     
 Postgraduate 253 (47.4) 207 (55.3) 84 (59.6)     
Years in Practice     0.07 0.15 0.04* 0.34
  ≤ 10 176 (32.3) 103 (27.3) 30 (21.3)     
  > 10–20 211 (38.7) 146 (38.6) 62 (44.0)     
  > 20 158 (29.0) 129 (34.1) 49 (34.8)     
  1. *p < .05, **p < .01