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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of interviewees

From: Does the education system serve as a persuasion agent for recommending ADHD diagnosis and medication uptake? A qualitative case study to identify and characterize the persuasion strategies of Israeli teachers and school counselors

Group Num-ber Gen-der Age Tenure Proffession School Class Grade Education Children receiving Ritalin at home
Arab educators 1 F 49 26 Math Tamra primary 3 BA None
2 F 41 16 Sciences Jdeideh-Makr primary 4–6 BA None
3 F 44 22 Math Tamra primary 5 BA None
4 F 45 20 Hebrew Shefaram primary 4 BA None
5 M 40 20 Hebrew and road safety Jdeideh-Makr primary 6 BA None
6 F 48 28 Math Shaab primary 4 MA None
7 F 45 18 Special education Tamra primary 5–6 BA None
8 F 45 20 Special education Primary Shaab 4–6 MA None
9 F 44 20 Arabic Shaab primary 3 BA None
10 F 50 25 Nature and geography Shefaram primary 5 BA None
11 M 43 22 Nature and geography Shaab primary 5–6 BA None
12 F 49 18 Math Haifa primary 3–5 BA None
13 F 59 35 Arabic Middle school 7 BA None
Jewish educators 14 F 44 21 Sciences Nahariya 9 BA None
15 F 41 14 History, Jewish culture Karmiel 7 BA 1
16 M 40 2 History Kadouri 7 BA None
17 F 55 30 Special education Karmiel 7 MA 2
18 F 49 23 Physical education Kadouri 7 BA None
19 M 32 4 History Misgav 12 BA None
20 F 43 18 Math Misgav 7–12 BA None
21 F 46 11 Special education Karmiel 6 MA None
22 M 38 16 Math Kadouri 7–12 BA None
23 F 54 15 Sciences Migdal Ha’Emek primary 5–6 MA None
24 F 32 8 Arithmetic-Engineering Haifa 3 BA None
25 F 37 10 Special education Kiryat Hayim Autism class
Before 4–6
MA None
26 F 33 8 Bible and history Haifa Middle school MA None
Arab school counselors 27 F 40 14 Shaab primary MA None
28 F 38 15 Jdeideh-Makr primary MA None
29 F 46 7 School counselor
24 Teacher
Jdeideh-Makr primary MA None
30 M 35 10 Shaab primary MA None
31 F 33 8 Shefaram primary MA None
32 F 34 11 Shaab comprehensive MA None
33 F 42 2 School counselor
10 Homeroom teacher
Hula south MA None
Jewish school counselors 34 F 46 6 School counselor
13 Homeroom teacher
Misgav middle school MA None
35 F 59 25 Migdal Haemek middle school MA None
36 F 44 5 Middle school Libidor MA 1
Group Number Sex Age Years of education Work School Age of child taking Ritalin Children receiving Ritalin at home
Arab parents 1 F 55 10 Shaab 11 1
2 F 50 12 Cleaning Shaab 10 1
3 F 38 BA Teacher Shaab 12 1
4 F 50 12 Assistant kindergarden teacher Sakhnin 13 1
Jewish parents 5 F 35 12 Cashier Haifa 11 1
6 F 41 12 Doesn’t work Haifa 12 2
7 F 46 BA Secretary at high school Kibbutz Yad Mordechai 12 1
8 F 46 BA Emotional therapist Yokneam area 11 1
9 F 39 12 Nesher 9 1
10 F 37 12 Self-employed Haifa 14 1
11 F 44 BA Emotional therapist at the Ministry of Education Tel Aviv 9 1