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Table 5 Bivariate relationships between individual characteristics and difficulty in raising the matter of suspicions of professional misconduct (n = 232 to 237)

From: Dealing with professional misconduct by colleagues in home care: a nationwide survey among nursing staff

  Incompetence (range 1–5) Impairment (range 1–5)
  Mean t or F p Mean t or F p
Educational level   4.16 0.017*a   0.68 0.505
 Certified nursing assistant (CNA) 3.00    3.20   
 Registered nurse, associate-level degree (RN-a) 3.08    3.23   
 Registered nurse, bachelor’s degree (RN-b) 2.71    3.07   
Work experience in years   2.53 0.058   1.96 0.120
  < 10 2.73    3.15   
 10–19 2.84    3.11   
 20–29 3.11    3.37   
  > 29 2.97    3.06   
Managerial tasks   3.82 0.000*   2.45 0.015*
 No 3.03    3.24   
 Yes 2.51    2.87   
Experience with professional misconduct   -1.08 0.283   -0.93 0.353
 No 3.00    3.12   
 Yes 2.89    3.22   
Age   0.98 0.404   2.11 0.100
  < 40 2.95    3.40   
 40–49 3.06    3.30   
 50–59 2.97    3.13   
  > 59 2.78    2.98   
Working hours per week   1.84 0.140   1.84 0.141
  < 16 3.11    3.32   
 16–23 3.06    3.30   
 24–31 2.84    3.11   
  > 31 2.85    2.97   
  1. a A post-hoc Bonferroni test showed that CNA and RN-a staff experience more difficulty than RN-b staff (p < 0.05)
  2. * Statistically significant