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Table 3 The attitudes towards aggression scale (ATAS) component scores (mean, SD) and their confidence intervals related to background variables

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

Gender   Mean SD 95% Cl
ATAS component: Offensive Female 3.24 0.94 3.12 - 3.37
Male 3.39 0.94 3.22 - 3.56
Total 3.30 0.94 3.19 – 3.40
Communicative Female 2.23 0.81 2.12 – 2.34
Male 2.41 0.89 2.25 – 2.57
Total 2.29 0.84 2.20 – 2.38
Destructive Female 4.18 0.72 4.08 – 4.28
Male 4.13 0.76 4.00 – 4.27
Total 4.16 0.74 4.08 – 4.24
Protective Female 3.00 1.05 2.86 – 3.14
Male 3.03 1.01 2.85 – 3.21
Total 3.01 1.03 2.90 – 3.12
Intrusive Female 3.48 0.84 3.37 – 3.59
Male 3.49 0.86 3.33 – 3.64
Total 3.48 0.85 3.39 – 3.57
Age
Offensive < 30 3.09 0.90 2.88 – 3.30
30-39 3.34 0.96 3.16 – 3.53
40-49 3.35 0.93 3.17 – 3.53
≥ 50 3.40 0.95 3.14 – 3.65
Total 3.30 0.95 3.20 – 3.40
Communicative < 30 2.37 0.72 2.20 – 2.54
30-39 2.15 0.88 1.97 – 2.32
40-49 2.30 0.83 2.14 – 2.47
≥ 50 2.40 0.92 2.16 – 2.63
Total 2.29 0.84 2.20 – 2.38
Destructive < 30 4.12 0.63 3.97 – 4.27
30-39 4.21 0.73 4.07 – 4.36
40-49 4.14 0.82 3.99 – 4.30
≥ 50 4.17 0.72 3.99 – 4.35
Total 4.17 0.73 4.09 – 4.24
Protective < 30 3.03 0.91 2.82 – 3.25
30-39 2.95 1.05 2.75 – 3.16
40-49 3.06 1.11 2.85 – 3.28
≥ 50 2.98 1.04 2.71 – 3.24
Total 3.01 1.04 2.90 – 3.12
Intrusive < 30 3.45 0.79 3.26 – 3.63
30-39 3.45 0.79 3.30 – 3.60
40-49 3.52 0.95 3.33 – 3.70
≥ 50 3.53 0.87 3.31 – 3.75
Total 3.48 0.85 3.39 – 3.58
Educational level
Offensive Nurses (reg.) 3.24 0.90 3.09 – 3.39
Nurses (lic.) 3.32 0.98 3.17 – 3.48
Psychiatrists 2.99 0.70 2.62 – 3.34
Total 3.27 0.93 3.17 – 3.37
Communicative Nurses (reg.) 2.25 0.82 2.11 – 2.39
Nurses (lic.) 2.36 0.89 2.22 – 2.50
Psychiatrists 2.10 0.71 1.73 – 2.48
Total 2.30 0.85 2.20 – 2.39
Destructive Nurses (reg.) 4.12 0.78 3.99 – 4.25
Nurses (lic.) 4.21 0.69 4.10 – 4.31
Psychiatrists 4.12 0.63 3.79 – 4.44
Total 4.16 0.73 4.08 – 4.24
Protective Nurses (reg.) 3.05 1.02 2.88 – 3.22
Nurses (lic.) 3.00 1.05 2.84 – 3.16
Psychiatrists 2.91 1.02 2.36 – 3.45
Total 3.02 1.03 2.91 – 3.13
Intrusive Nurses (reg.) 3.46 0.84 3.32 – 3.60
Nurses (lic.) 3.55 0.85 3.41 – 3.68
Psychiatrists 3.29 0.93 2.80 – 3.79
Total 3.49 0.85 3.40 – 3.59
Working experience on current ward
Offensive < 2 years 3.13 0.98 2.93 – 3.32
2-5 years 3.23 0.93 3.04 – 3.41
6-10 years 3.48 0.81 3.25 – 3.70
≥ 11 years 3.46 0.95 3.24 – 3.69
Total 3.29 0.95 3.19 – 3.39
Communicative < 2 years 2.30 0.80 2.14 – 2.46
2-5 years 2.36 0.89 2.18 – 2.53
6-10 years 2.30 0.84 2.07 – 2.53
≥ 11 years 2.19 0.85 2.00 – 2.39
Total 2.29 0.84 2.20 – 2.39
Destructive < 2 years 4.13 0.75 3.98 – 4.28
2-5 years 4.18 0.70 4.04 – 4.31
6-10 years 4.33 0.65 4.15 – 4.50
≥ 11 years 4.09 0.83 3.90 – 4.28
Total 4.17 0.74 4.09 – 4.25
Protective < 2 years 2.94 1.06 2.73 – 3.16
2-5 years 3.15 0.99 2.96 – 3.34
6-10 years 2.91 1.09 2.61 – 3.21
≥ 11 years 2.99 1.05 2.75 – 3.23
Total 3.01 1.04 2.90 – 3.13
Intrusive < 2 years 3.46 0.83 3.30 – 3.63
2-5 years 3.35 0.85 3.18 – 3.51
6-10 years 3.58 0.88 3.33 – 3.83
≥ 11 years 3.62 0.85 3.43 – 3.82
Total 3.48 0.85 3.39 – 3.57
Specialty of ward
Offensive Acute 3.19 1.00 3.01 – 3.36
Rehabilitation 3.34 0.96 3.07 – 3.62
Forensic 3.45 0.91 3.19 – 3.71
Total 3.28 0.96 3.15 – 3.41
Communicative Acute 2.21 0.81 2.07 – 2.36
Rehabilitation 2.36 0.92 2.10 – 2.62
Forensic 2.43 0.94 2.16 – 2.70
Total 2.29 0.87 2.18 – 2.41
Destructive Acute 4.17 0.73 4.04 – 4.30
Rehabilitation 4.07 0.84 3.83 – 4.31
Forensic 4.18 0.60 4.00 – 4.35
Total 4.15 0.73 4.05 – 4.24
Protective Acute 3.18 1.03 3.01 – 3.36
Rehabilitation 2.90 1.06 2.60 – 3.20
Forensic 2.67 1.04 2.37 – 2.97
Total 3.01 1.06 2.88 – 3.15
Intrusive Acute 3.39 0.93 3.23 - 3.55
Rehabilitation 3.41 0.79 3.19 – 3.64
Forensic 3.65 0.76 3.42 – 3.87
Total 3.45 0.87 3.33 – 3.56