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Table 1 Sample Characteristics

From: Evidence-based practice implementation: The impact of public versus private sector organization type on organizational support, provider attitudes, and adoption of evidence-based practice

  Total (N = 170)   Public (n = 41)   Private (n = 129)   p
  Nominal Variables Continuous Variables   Nominal Variables Continuous Variables   Nominal Variables Continuous Variables   
VARIABLE % Mean SD % Mean SD % Mean SD  
Organization type           
   Private 75.9          
   Government 24.1          
Gender           
   Female 72.9    61.0    76.7    
   Male 27.1    39.0    23.3    < 0.05
Race           
   Non-White 11.2    17.1    9.3    
   White 88.8    82.9    90.7    
Education           
   Some college 1.2    2.4    0.8    
   Bachelor's degree 16.5    7.3    19.4    
   Master's degree 69.4    75.6    67.4    
   Doctoral degree 12.9    14.6    12.4    
Age (years)   40.8 11.2   43.9 11.4   39.8 11.0 < 0.05
Job tenure (years)   5.8 6.6   7.8 8.2   5.2 5.9  
Years in child mental health   9.6 7.9   11.2 8.4   9.1 7.7  
Organizational EBP support   3.9 2.6   3.2 2.4   4.1 2.6 < 0.05
EBPAS total score   2.8 0.5   2.6 0.6   2.8 0.5 < 0.05
EBP use   6.3 5.7   6.3 5.3   6.2 5.9  
  1. Note: Sample size varied slightly within each group; Significant differences between Public and Private are noted in column p