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Table 1 Teacher demographics

From: Perceptions, attitudes, and knowledge of teachers serving as mental health lay counselors in a low and middle income country: a mixed methods pragmatic pilot study

  Completed training and pre-training attitudes survey and knowledge summative assessment (PRE) (N = 23)c Completed knowledge summative assessment post-training (POST) and at end of intervention (INT) (N = 14)c Completed attitudes survey post-training (POST) and at end of intervention (INT) (N = 15)c Completed semi-structured interview at end of intervention (INT) (N = 17)c
Continuous variables Mean (range) Mean (range) Mean (range) Mean (range)
Age in years 27.6 (21.0–39.0) 28.9 (22.0–39.0) 28.6 (22.0–39.0) 27.9 (21.0–39.0)
Years Teaching at Current School 4.17 (1.0–17.0) 4.9 (1.0–17.0) 4.9 (1.0–17.0) 4.8 (1.0–17.0)
Years Teaching Total 4.65 (1.0–17.0) 5.7 (1.0–17.0) 5.6 (1.0–17.0) 5.4 (1.0–17.0)
Categorical variables N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
 Gender = Female 17 (74%) 10 (71%) 11 (73%) 14 (82%)
Member of Scheduled Caste/Tribea 7 (30%) 5 (36%) 5 (33%) 6 (35%)
Languageb
 Nepali 22 (96%) 13 (93%) 14 (93%) 16 (94%)
 Bengali 2 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
 English 21 (91%) 13 (93%) 14 (93%) 17 (94%)
 Hindi 16 (70%) 9 (64%) 9 (60%) 10 (58%)
 Other 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Level of Education
 Some Primary 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
 Finished Primary 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
 Some Secondary 2 (9%) 2 (14%) 2 (13%) 2 (12%)
 Finished Secondary 2 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%)
 Undergraduate or Higher 18 (78%) 12 (86%) 13 (87%) 14 (82%)
Has Formal Training in Education 4 (17%) 4 (29%) 4 (27%) 4 (24%)
Has a Teaching Certificate 3 (13%) 3 (21%) 3 (20%) 3 (18%)
Class Levels Taughtb
 Class I (Kindergarten) 12 (52%) 7 (50%) 7 (47%) 8 (47%)
 Class II (1st Grade) 17 (74%) 9 (64%) 10 (67%) 12 (71%)
 Class III (2nd Grade) 17 (74%) 9 (64%) 10 (67%) 12 (71%)
 Class IV (3rd Grade) 19 (83%) 11 (79%) 12 (80%) 14 (82%)
 Class V (4th Grade) 19 (83%) 10 (71%) 11 (73%) 13 (76%)
 Class VI (5th Grade) 14 (61%) 8 (57%) 8 (53%) 10 (59%)
 Class VII (6th Grade) 6 (26%) 6 (43%) 6 (40%) 5 (29%)
Additional School Responsibilities
 Yes 6 (26%) 5 (36%) 5 (33%) 5 (29%)
   Sports 3 (50%) 3 (60%) 3 (60%) 3 (60%)
   Cultural 1 (17%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%)
   Accounting 1 (17%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%)
   Typing 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Other Employment
 Yes 15 (65%) 10 (71%) 10 (67%) 10 (59%)
   Housework 11 (48%) 8 (57%) 8 (53%) 9 (53%)
   Selling things/running a shop 1 (4%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 1 (6%)
   Farming/agricultural 4 (17%) 3 (21%) 3 (20%) 2 (12%)
   Work on tea garden 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
   Transport (driver, etc.) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
   Health worker 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
   Manual labor 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
   NGO 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
   Tour Guide 1 (7%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 1 (6%)
   Tutoring 5 (33%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%) 5 (29%)
  1. aScheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe are standard terms used in Indian demographic surveys referring to officially recognized groups of historically disadvantaged peoples by the Government of India and State of West Bengal
  2. bSum is greater than 100% due to individuals speaking multiple languages, teaching multiple grade levels, or having multiple side jobs
  3. cp-value < 0.05 was used for comparison between those who did and did not complete the final study activities, using Fisher’s exact test for categorical variables, and Student’s t-test for continuous variables. No demographic variables were significantly different across time periods