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Table 2 Relationship of sociodemographic variables and the seven attitudes about suicide assessed by the subscales of the Scale of Public Attitudes about Suicide (SPAS) among 179 psychiatrists from Shanghai

From: Cross-sectional study of attitudes about suicide among psychiatrists in Shanghai

Variable n Subscale 1a Subscale 2a Subscale 3a Subscale 4a Subscale 5a Subscale 6a Subscale 7a
Age
  r 179 −0.08 −0.12 0.11 −0.00 −0.00 0.04 −0.32
  p   0.271 0.108 0.142 0.978 0.986 0.556 <0.001
Years working as a psychiatrist
  r 179 −0.03 −0.11 0.06 0.01 −0.02 0.06 −0.28
  p   0.692 0.144 0.467 0.925 0.785 0.509 <0.001
Years of education         
  r 179 0.03 0.06 −0.20 0.18 0.11 −0.02 0.08
  p   0.716 0.452 0.007 0.017 0.134 0.803 0.282
   mean (sd) mean (sd) mean (sd) mean (sd) mean (sd) mean (sd) mean (sd)
Gender
  Male 79 66.2 (15.8) 61.2 (15.9) 44.1 (15.8) 46.1 (17.7) 45.4 (14.9) 71.5 (15.4) 53.9 (21.4)
  Female 100 71.5 (14.7) 65.6 (16.1) 46.3 (13.5) 36.9 (15.1) 40.8 (16.3) 70.6 (16.6) 59.4 (21.4)
  t-test   −2.29 −1.83 −1.01 3.73 1.94 0.38 1.72
  p   0.023 0.069 0.313 <0.001 0.054 0.705 0.088
Professional status
  Resident psychiatrist 69 69.6 (16.3) 64.5 (16.9) 43.7 (12.3) 42.4 (14.6) 44.0 (16.4) 70.2 (14.0) 63.1 (19.0)
  Attending psychiatrist 82 69.3 (15.2) 63.0 (15.9) 47.6 (16.2) 39.3 (18.2) 41.8 (15.3) 70.8 (17.8) 54.1 (21.9)
  Chief psychiatrist 28 67.9 (14.0) 63.6 (14.9) 42.5 (14.0) 42.3 (18.0) 43.3 (15.9) 73.4 (15.8) 50.4 (23.0)
  F-test   0.13 0.16 2.03 0.75 0.37 0.40 5.08
  p   0.881 0.850 0.134 0.476 0.690 0.675 0.007 b
Type of degree
  Technical college 29 68.1 (15.0) 61.7 (14.8) 50.6 (16.2) 37.4 (16.0) 42.8 (16.6 ) 74.5 (14.4) 50.3 (23.9)
  Bachelor’s degree 122 69.6 (15.8) 63.9 (16.6) 44.8 (14.3) 40.5 (17.2) 41.4 (15.2 ) 70.2 (16.6) 58.2 (21.5)
  Master’s degree 28 68.4.(14.5) 64.6 (15.3) 42.2 (12.7) 46.7 (15.4) 49.4 (16.4) 71.1 (15.3) 58.9 (18.3)
  F-test   0.15 0.27 2.68 2.33 3.02 0.85 1.69
  p   0.863 0.762 0.071 0.101 0.052 0.430 0.187
Type of hospital
District hospital or inpatient rehabilitation center 76 68.7 (16.1) 62.6 (15.1) 48.8 (15.3) 38.5 (16.4) 40.7 (16.5) 75.1 (15.0) 55.7 (23.0)
Tertiary psychiatric center 103 69.5 (14.9) 64.5 (16.8) 42.8 (13.5) 42.8 (17.0) 44.4 (15.1) 68.0 (16.2) 58.0 (20.4)
  t-test   −0.36 −0.78 2.79 −1.70 −1.55 3.02 −0.69
  p   0.718 0.436 0.006 0.090 0.124 0.003 0.493
Currently only treats inpatients       
  Yes 79 70.1 (15.7) 64.6 (17.2) 45.0 (13.1) 41.5 (16.5) 43.5 (17.1) 71.3 (15.0) 61.1 (20.6)
  No 100 68.5 (15.2) 63.0 (15.2) 45.5 (15.6) 40.6 (17.2) 42.3 (14.8) 70.8 (16.9) 53.7 (21.7)
  t-test   0.71 0.66 −0.24 0.35 0.49 0.19 2.31
  p   0.482 0.509 0.810 0.729 0.627 0.848 0.022
  1. aSee footnote in Table 1 for description of the attitudes considered by each of the seven subscales.
  2. bmultiple comparison test result: level in resident psychiatrists was significantly higher than in attending psychiatrists and chief psychiatrists.