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Table 2 Demographics and job-related characteristics of the staff members

From: How staff characteristics influence residential care facility staff’s attitude toward person-centered care and informal care

Variables Care staff (N = 36) Welfare staff (N = 29) Total (N = 68)a
n (%) n (%) n (%)
Age (in years) (SD)b 40.4 (12.0) 46.6 (11.0) 42.9 (11.9)
Gender
 Female 33 (90.9%) 25 (88%) 58 (89.6%)
Years of experience in long-term care for older adults M (SD) 14.8 (10.7) 8.83 (10.0) 12.6 (SD = 11,1)
Number of hours worked per week M (SD) 27.8 (5.3) 25.7 (5.2) 26.6 (5.3)
Education level
 Low (no education, elementary and vocational education) 6 7 13
 Middle (secondary and average vocational education) 26 20 46
 High (high vocational education, high professional education university) 4 2 6
  1. Notes: M = Mean. SD = Standard deviation. a Total (N = 68) = Care staff (N = 36) + Welfare staff (N = 29) + missing functions (N = 3) b TAge significantly different between care and welfare staff t(61) = − 2.115 p < 0.05