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Table 4 Agreement/disagreement with the statements about work ethics (WE) and general work attitudes (GWA) and % in relation to gender and type of programme.

From: Work ethics and general work attitudes in adolescents are related to quality of life, sense of coherence and subjective health – a Swedish questionnaire study

  Theoretical programmes Practical programmes  
  Males Females Males Females p-valuea
WE n = 97–99 n = 115–118 n = 216–219 n = 108–110  
Agree that
It is important that we all get a job otherwise the society doesn't work
80 85 89 89 0.115
Disagree that
It is OK to be unemployed even when there is a job available
87 95 93 96 0.066
It is OK to be reported sick even when not sick 95 98 94 97 0.387
It is unnecessary to work because the state provides compensation to the unemployed 96 98 97 97 0.775
GWA      
Disagree that
It is possible to have a good life even without having a job
57 75 72 81 0.001
It is more important to have fun during life than to have a job 60 73 73 85 0.001
Spare time is more important for a good life than it is to have a job 53 77 68 77 0.000
  1. Notes: χ2 analyses when comparing distributions of all four groups.
  2. a p-values in bold when significant.