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Table 2 Employee personality traits addressed in national job advertisements

From: How is organisational fit addressed in Australian entry level midwifery job advertisements

Employee personality trait Organisation type
N (%)
p-value a
Public healthcare (n = 91) Private healthcare (n = 48)
Accountable 45 (49.5) 3 (6.3) < 0.001
Compassionate 6 (6.6) 4 (8.3) .737 b
Passionate 8 (8.8) 17 (35.4) < 0.001
Responsible 14 (15.4) 3 (6.3) .118
Enthusiastic 10 (11.0) 11 (22.9) .062
Intuitive 3 (3.3) 0 (0.0) 0.551 b
Authentic 2 (2.2) 2 (4.2) 0.608 b
Professional 7 (7.7) 5 (10.4) 0.752 b
Innovative 26 (28.6) 0 (0.0) < 0.001
Motivated 2 (2.2) 6 (12.5) .020 b
Analytical 0 (0.0) 1 (2.1) .345 b
Self-aware 0 (0.0) 1 (2.1) .345 b
Caring 0 (0.0) 4 (8.3) .013 b
Integrity 6 (6.6) 2 (4.2) .714 b
Cooperative 4 (4.4) 1 (2.1) .659 b
Personable 6 (6.6) 3 (6.3) 1.000 b
Adaptable 5 (5.5) 2 (4.2) 1.000 b
Resilient 14 (15.4) 0 (0.0) .002 b
Role model 5 (5.5) 3 (6.3) 1.000 b
Respectful 7 (7.7) 1 (2.1) .262 b
Calm 9 (9.9) 0 (0.0) .027 b
Embraces organisations priorities 9 (9.9) 9 (18.8) .139
  1. a Chi-square test, b Fischer’s exact test, statistically significant (p < 0.05)