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Table 2 Nurses’ emotions during treatment of patients with NSSI with regard to gender, education, workplace and religiousness

From: The attitudes and feelings of mental health nurses towards adolescents and young adults with nonsuicidal self-injuring behaviors

Emotion Gender Education Workplace Religiousness Gender Education Workplace Religiousness
  Female (n = 56) Male (n = 20) High (n = 39) Middle (n = 37) Psych (n = 33) Non-P (n = 43) \(\mathrm{Active }\)(n = 22) Non-R (n = 54) Statistical significance (p)
I feel fear 3.18 ± 1.208 2.75 ± 1.164 3.13 ± 1.031 3.00 ± 1.374 2.67 ± 1.164 3.37 ± 1.155 3.04 ± 1.136 3.11 ± 1.340 0.162 0.809 0.011 0.757
I feel powerless 3.62 ± 1.105 3.35 ± 0.813 3.90 ± 0.821 3.19 ± 1.126 3.36 ± 1.141 3.70 ± 0.939 3.59 ± 1.039 3.48 ± 1.051 0.16 0.005 0.177 0.610
I feel anger 2.39 ± 1.171 2.20 ± 1.196 2.49 ± 1.189 2.19 ± 1.151 2.15 ± 1.093 2.49 ± 1.222 2.27 ± 1.132 2.48 ± 1.252 0.089 0.259 0.233 0.458
I feel despair 2.12 ± 1.113 1.90 ± 1.021 2.51 ± 1.167 1.59 ± 0.762 1.73 ± 0.977 2.33 ± 1.107 2.02 ± 1.031 2.15 ± 1.199 0.486  < 0.001 0.011 0.767
I face uncertainty 3.34 ± 1.180 2.85 ± 1.309 3.51 ± 1.073 2.89 ± 1.308 2.82 ± 1.310 3.51 ± 1.077 3.20 ± 1.207 3.22 ± 1.281 0.428 0.045 0.015 0.915
  1. N = 76; The data are presented as average ± standard deviation and p values (Mann–Whitney U-test); n number, Education: High – technical, university level or post-graduate / Middle—high school; Workplace: Psych—psychotherapeutic unit / Non-P—non-psychotherapeutic unit; Religiousness: Active – actively religious / Non-R—not actively religious; respondents replied on a 5-point Likert scale (5 = I completely agree; 1 = I don't agree at all). Statistically significant differences (p < 0.05) are in italic