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Table 4 Demographic and professional characteristics as predictors of clinician attitudes by four subscales; univariate (one independent variable) and multivariate (controls for all other independent variables) linear regressions

From: Clinicians’ attitudes toward standardized assessment and diagnosis within child and adolescent psychiatry

  Benefit over Clinical Judgement Practicality Psychometric Quality Utility of Diagnosis
Univariate Multivariate Univariate Multivariate Univariate Multivariate Univariate Multivariate
β R2 β β R2 β β R2 β β R2 β
Age (years) − .139* .019 − .038 − .086 .007 − .079 − .250*** .062 − .071 − .064 .004 − .043
Gender
 Female (1) vs male (0) − .152** .023 − .149** − .088 .008 − .070 − .063 .004 − .055 − .040 .002 − .027
Working years within CAMHS − .155** .024 − .161* − .008 .000 .025 − .186*** .035 − .110 .000 .000 .042
Highest educational degree
 Less than 3.5 years university (1) vs more than 3.5 years university (0) − .022 .000 .006 − .024 .001 .009 − .153** .023 − .014 − .095 .009 − .055
Profession   .099    .059    .123    .052  
 Psychiatrist/MD (1) vs psychologist (0) .225*   .175 .225*   .171 .104   .069 .187*   .178
 Psychiatrist/MD (1) vs councellor (0) .450***   .468*** .366***   .341*** .368***   .307*** .242***   .236*
 Psychiatrist/MD (1) vs nurses/other (0) .174*   .164 .206**   .142 .326***   .212* .310***   .264
 Psychologist (1) vs councellor (0) .260***   .320 .177**   .197** .281***   .249*** .085   .087
 Psychologist (1) vs nurses/other (0) .010   .042 .042   .023 .250***   .164* .171**   .138
 Councellor (1) vs nurses/other (0) − .215***   − .223** − .111   − .140 .005   − .044 .096   .064
Management position
 No (1) vs yes (0) − .029 .001 − .109 − .051 .003 − .076 − .014 .000 − .066 − .010 .000 − .022
Conduct indepth assessments
 Yes (1) vs no (0) .053 .003 − .042 .059 .003 − .012 .221*** .049 .079 .041 .002 −  .059
Level of service
 Inpatient (1) vs Outpatient/intermediate (0) .138* .019 .114* .121* .015 .112 .063 .004 .074 .002 .000 .042
  1. *** p < .001 ** p < .01 * p < .05