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Table 2 Relationship between individual, work-related and migration characteristics and WAI grade of migrant workers in PRD of China

From: Work ability of Chinese migrant workers: the influence of migration characteristics

  Poor Moderate Good Excellent F/χ 2 Sig.
Age 27.7±7.7 29.3±9.1 30.7±9.3 35.0±8.4 15.91 ***
Gender       
  Female 60 (14.9) 121 (30.0) 176 (43.6) 47 (11.6) 25.85 ***
  Male 85 (16.9) 159 (31.6) 193 (38.4) 66 (13.1)   
Marital Status       
  Single 72 (19.0) 133 (35.2) 148 (39.2) 25 (6.6) 2.67 0.445
  Married 73 (13.8) 147 (27.8) 221 (41.8) 88 (16.6)   
Physical Environment (2–10) 5.8±2.4 6.4±2.2 6.8±2.3 7.6±2.3 14.67 ***
Work Control (2–10) 6.1±1.6 6.8±1.6 6.9±1.7 7.5±1.7 16.86 ***
Work Pressure (2–10) 7.0±1.9 6.4±1.8 6.1±1.9 5.2±1.9 21.84 ***
Length of Migration (year) 7.2±5.7 7.3±6.0 7.8±6.3 9.5±6.4 4.23 **
Permanent Migration Intention      
  Yes 53 (15.1) 108 (30.8) 149 (42.5) 41 (11.7) 1.00 0.801
  No 92 (16.5) 172 (30.9) 220 (39.6) 72 (12.9)   
Social Support (5–44) 20.2±4.6 20.8±4.8 22.3±5.2 23.2±5.4 12.28 ***
  1. ***:p<0.001, **:p<0.01, *:p<0.05.
  2. Based on χ 2 for categorical measures and ANOVA for continuous measures.