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Table 4 Background characteristics for intervention participants, drop-outs and for the control group

From: A feasibility study of a cognitive behavioral based stress management intervention for nursing students: results, challenges, and implications for research and practice

Background variables Intervention group
(n = 67)
Drop-outs (n = 50) Control group
(n = 44)
Sex (male/female) 7/60   6/44 3/41
Age M (SD) 26,31(6,91)   26,32(7,38) 24,70(3,43)
Social situation
 Married/civil partnership with children 21   11 8
 Married/civil partnership without children 19   18 18
 Living apart with children 1  
 Living apart without children 5   3 3
 Single with children   1
 Single without children 12   13 13
 Living at home with parents or other with children 9   5 1
Parents highest education
 Mother
  No education 1   1 3
  Elementary school 8   9 5
  Upper secondary education 26   20 20
  Academic education 30   20 16
 Father
  No education 2   5
  Elementary education 14   13 6
  Upper secondary education 33   27 24
  Academic education 18   9 8
 About how many hours a week do you spend on your studies M (SD) 34,36(7,51)   31,85(9,09) 25,65(9,37)***
 Do you work outside your studies (Y/N) 34/33   23/27 31/12*
 Yes, about how many hours M (SD) 8,94(4,25)   10,91(5,53) 13,03(5,79)**
  1. *The difference between the intervention group and the control group is significant according to a Chi-2 test, p < .05
  2. **The difference between the intervention group and the control group is significant according to an independent t-test, p < .01
  3. ***The difference between the intervention group and the control group is significant according to an independent t-test, p < .001