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Table 1 Demographics and professional characteristics of the teachers’ sample by gender

From: Evaluating the effectiveness of a training program that builds teachers’ capability to identify and appropriately refer middle and high school students with mental health problems in Brazil: an exploratory study

  Female (N = 22) Male (N = 10) Total (N = 32)
Teachers’ sample N (%) N (%) N (%)
Demographics       
  Age (years)       
    20-29 1 (4.5) 2 (20.0) 3 (9.4)
    30-39 5 (22.7) 1 (10.0) 6 (18.8)
    40-49 10 (45.5) 4 (40.0) 14 (43.8)
    50 or older 6 (27.3) 3 (30.0) 9 (28.1)
  Residing with a partner       
    Yes 17 (77.3) 5 (50.0) 22 (68.8)
    No 5 (22.7) 5 (50.0) 10 (31.3)
  Marital status       
    Married/Cohabitation 17 (77.3) 5 (50.0) 22 (68.8)
    Separated 0 (0.0) 2 (20.0) 2 (6.3)
    Widow 0 (0.0) 1 (10.0) 1 (3.1)
    Single 5 (22.7) 2 (20.0) 7 (21.90)
  Having children older than 11 years       
    Yes 9 (40.9) 5 (50.0) 14 (43.8)
    No 13 (59.1) 5 (50.0) 18 (56.3)
  Raising children older than 11 years       
    Yes 8 (36.4) 5 (50.0) 13 (40.6)
    No 14 (63.6) 5 (50.0) 19 (59.4)
  Religion       
    Catholic 16 (72.7) 8 (80.0) 24 (75.0)
    Protestant/Evangelical 1 (4.5) 1 (10.0) 2 (6.3)
    Spiritist/Kardecist 5 (22.7) 0 (0.0) 5 (15.6)
    Other 0 (0.0) 1 (10.0) 1 (3.1)
Professional characteristics       
  University degree       
    Portuguese literature 6 (27.3) 0 (0.0) 6 (18.8)
    Mathematics 5 (22.7) 3 (30.0) 8 (25.0)
    Geography 0 (0.0) 2 (20.0) 2 (6.3)
    History 2 (9.1) 1 (10.0) 3 (9.4)
    Arts 2 (9.1) 0 (0.0) 2 (6.3)
    Physical education 1 (4.5) 0 (0.0) 1 (3.1)
    Other 3 (13.6) 3 (30.0) 6 (18.8)
    Portuguese literature & other 2 (9.1) 0 (0.0) 2 (6.3)
    Geography/History & other 0 (0.0) 1 (10.0) 1 (3.1)
    Geography/Arts & other 1 (4.5) 0 (0.0) 1 (3.1)
  Subjects currently taught       
    Portuguese language 5 (22.7) 0 (0.0) 5 (15.6)
    Mathematics 5 (22.7) 3 (30.0) 8 (25.0)
    Geography 1 (4.5) 2 (20.0) 3 (9.4)
    History 2 (9.1) 1 (10.0) 3 (9.4)
    English language 1 (4.5) 0 (0.0) 1 (3.1)
    Arts 1 (4.5) 0 (0.0) 1 (3.1)
    Physical education 1 (4.5) 0 (0.0) 1 (3.1)
    Other 4 (18.2) 2 (20.0) 6 (18.8)
    Portuguese/English 2 (9.1) 0 (0.0) 2 (6.3)
    Mathematics & other 0 (0.0) 1 (10.0) 1 (3.1)
    Geography/History & other 0 (0.0) 1 (10.0) 1 (3.1)
  Experience in teaching children older than 11 years       
    Less than 4 years 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
    4 years or more 22 (100.0) 10 (100.0) 32 (100.0)
  Would like to change their profession*       
    Yes 15 (68.2) 2 (20.0) 17 (53.1)
    No 7 (31.8) 8 (80.0) 15 (46.9)
  Vocational skills (self-assessment)**       
    1 (lowest level skills) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
    2 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
    3 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
    4 2 (9.1) 0 (0.0) 2 (6.3)
    5 8 (36.4) 6 (60.0) 14 (43.8)
    6 8 (36.4) 3 (30.0) 11 (34.4)
    7 (highest level skills) 4 (18.2) 1 (10.0) 5 (15.6)
  1. *Being a teacher of children/adolescents.
  2. **7-point scale.