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Table 3 Aspects of positions liked by respondents

From: Workplace experiences of mental health consumer peer workers in New South Wales, Australia: a survey study exploring job satisfaction, burnout and turnover intention

FactorGov
(N = 46)
n (%)
CMO (N = 20)
n (%)
Overall (N = 67)
n (%)
Connecting with consumers31 (67.4%)12 (60.0%)44 (65.7%)
Making a difference21 (45.7%)7 (35.0%)28 (41.8%)
Positive culture / team relationships21 (45.7%)6 (30.0%)28 (41.8%)
Supporting others’ recovery15 (32.6%)7 (35.0%)22 (32.8%)
Enjoyable, interesting or challenging work9 (19.6%)6 (30.0%)16 (23.9%)
Empowered to deliver meaningful support8 (17.4%)2 (10.0%)10 (14.9%)
Innovation and service improvement8 (17.4%)2 (10.0%)10 (14.9%)
Support from manager / service10 (21.7%)0 (0.0%)10 (14.9%)
Meaningful work7 (15.2%)2 (10.0%)9 (13.4%)
Role valued by others / Pride in role9 (19.6%)0 (0.0%)9 (13.4%)
Supporting my own recovery4 (8.7%)3 (15.0%)7 (10.4%)
Variety5 (10.9%)2 (10.0%)7 (10.4%)
Changing culture4 (8.7%)2 (10.0%)6 (9.0%)
Helping people have a voice and have their needs met3 (6.5%)3 (15.0%)6 (9.0%)
Pay5 (10.9%)1 (5.0%)6 (9.0%)
Flexibility3 (6.5%)1 (5.0%)4 (6.0%)
Self-development and learning4 (8.7%)0 (0.0%)4 (6.0%)
Using my skills and qualifications2 (4.3%)2 (10.0%)4 (6.0%)
Building the peer workforce3 (6.5%)0 (0.0%)3 (4.5%)
Educating others2 (4.3%)1 (5.0%)3 (4.5%)
Mutuality2 (4.3%)1 (5.0%)3 (4.5%)
  1. Notes: Proportions of respondents identifying these elements were significantly different between government and community managed organisation respondents (Pearson’s chi square, p < 0.05). Gov = Participants employed in government services; CMO = Participants employed in community managed organisations. Participants could identify more than one reason. Up to eight reasons could be coded