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Table 8 Comparison of ratings between peer workers from government and community managed services

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

ComponentGovernment services
(n = 46)
Mean (S.D.)
Community managed organisations
(n = 20)
Mean (S.D.)
Independent samples t-test results
Job Satisfaction7.41 (2.07)6.80 (2.09)t = 1.10, p = 0.275
Turnover Intention4.74 (2.07)4.85 (1.93)t = − 0.20, p = 0.839
Disengagement2.19 (0.52)2.18 (0.47)t = 0.04, p = 0.971
Exhaustion2.46 (0.52)2.41 (0.48)t = 0.36, p = 0.722
Satisfaction with …
Supervision3.74 (1.27)3.06 (1.25)t = 1.86, p = 0.068
Professional development3.98 (1.14)3.75 (1.16)t = 0.74, p = 0.462
Opportunities for career progression2.82 (1.03)3.15 (1.27)t = −1.10, p = 0.275
  1. Notes:S.D. Standard Deviation