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Table 1 Background variables of 361 staff members who filled in the attitudes towards aggression scale (ATAS)

From: Psychiatric staff on the wards does not share attitudes on aggression

Gender n %
Female 228 63.2
Male 125 34.6
Missing information 8 2.2
Age
< 30 years 74 20.5
30-39 years 108 29.9
40-49 years 109 30.2
≥ 50 years 64 17.7
Missing information 4 1.7
Educational level
Psychiatric nurse (registered) 145 40.2
Mental health nurse (licensed) 166 45.9
Psychiatrist 17 4.7
Missing information 33 9.1
Specialty of ward
Acute psychiatry 135 37.4
Forensic psychiatry 49 13.6
Psychiatric rehabilitation 51 14.1
Missing information 126 34.9
Working experience on current ward
< 2 years 103 28.5
2-5 years 109 30.2
6-10 years 57 15.8
≥ 11 years 75 20.8
Missing information 17 4.7