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Table 1 Characteristics of participants in the study

From: Validation of the 10-item Chinese perceived stress scale in elderly service workers: one-factor versus two-factor structure

  Whole sample Split sample 1 Split sample 2   
Variable (n = 992) (n = 491) (n = 501)   
  % % % χ 2 p
Gender      
  Male 16.5 15.5 17.5 0.72 0.40
  Female 83.5 84.5 82.5
Marital status      
  Single 22.6 20.6 24.4 2.33 0.31
  Married 68.5 69.7 67.3
  Divorced 9.0 9.7 8.3
Educational level      
  Primary 14.2 15.4 13.1 6.85 0.08
  Junior secondary 38.5 41.5 35.7
  Senior secondary 28.6 25.3 31.8
  Tertiary 18.7 17.9 19.5
Perceived workload      
  Low 0.9 1.4 0.4 6.88 0.14
  Normal 47.8 46.2 49.8
  High 40.8 43.2 38.5
  Very high 10.5 9.1 11.7
  M (SD) M (SD) M (SD) t p
Age – years 43.2 (10.2) 43.6 (10.2) 42.9 (10.3) 0.95 0.35
Job tenure - years 7.9 (6.7) 7.8 (6.9) 7.9 (6.5) 0.25 0.81