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Table 2 Variance in 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

Age Sum of squares Mean square df F p
ATAS component: Offensive 4.15 1.38 3 1.551 0.201
Communicative 3.26 1.09 3 1.539 0.204
Destructive 0.45 0.15 3 0.275 0.844
Protective 0.75 0.25 3 2.231 0.875
Intrusive 0.49 0.16 3 0.163 0.880
Gender
Offensive 1.78 1.78 1 1.986 0.160
Communicative 2.51 2.51 1 3.550 0.060
Destructive 0.18 0.18 1 0.333 0.564
Protective 0.74 0.74 1 0.069 0.793
Intrusive 0.01 0.01 1 0.003 0.956
Educational level
Offensive 1.97 0.99 2 1.129 0.325
Communicative 1.42 0.71 2 0.981 0.376
Destructive 0.62 0.31 2 0.581 0.560
Protective 0.42 0.21 2 0.198 0.820
Intrusive 1.3 0.64 2 0.886 0.413
Working experience on current ward
Offensive 7.20 2.40 3 2.710 0.045
Communicative 1.15 0.38 3 0.538 0.657
Destructive 2.01 0.67 3 1.231 0.298
Protective 3.12 1.04 3 0.959 0.412
Intrusive 3.99 1.33 3 1.846 0.139
Specialty of ward
Offensive 2.77 1.39 2 1.460 0.234
Communicative 1.92 0.96 2 1.277 0.281
Destructive 0.41 0.21 2 0.388 0.679
Protective 10.23 5.11 2 4.710 0.010
Intrusive 2.28 1.14 2 1.523 0.220
Wards with response rate > 50%
Offensive 12.00 0.80 15 0.90 0.567
Communicative 8.71 0.58 15 0.76 0.716
Destructive 5.63 0.38 15 0.69 0.792
Protective 32.35 2.16 15 2.10 0.012
Intrusive 10.95 0.73 15 1.02 0.439
  1. One-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) was used.