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Table 3 Significantly differing group averages regarding DISC-constructs

From: Diagnosis of sustainable collaboration in health promotion – a case study

DISC-construct Education (n = 17) mean (SD) Health Promotion (n = 17) mean (SD) Public Service (n = 8) Mean (SD)
Context    
▪ Organizational characteristics: 3.92 (0.49)a 3.68 (0.46) 3.40 (0.45)b
   ▫ Open to innovation 4.12 (0.86) 4.47 (0.62) a 3.50 (0.93) b
   ▫ Fully staffed (no long-standing vacancies) 4.53 (0.62) a 4.29 (0.85) a 3.43 (0.73) b
   ▫ Major organization change processes 4.47 (0.80) a 4.24 (0.83) 3.38 (1.30) b
   ▫ Financial problems now or expected in the near future 4.19 (1.24) 3.69 (0.85) a 4.75 (0.46) b
Change Management    
▪ Change strategies 3.72 (0.39)a 4.43 (0.32)b 4.01 (0.75)
▪ Network development 3.99 (0.44) 4.34 (0.39)a 3.69 (0.80)b
Project Management 2.91 (0.78)a 3.70 (0.67)b 3.26 (0.81)
Collaborative Support    
▪ Intentions: willingness to commit 3.19 (0.52) 3.67 (0.86)a 2.83 (0.60)b
▪ Actions: Innovative actions & adaptations 3.33 (0.37)a 2.83 (0.77) 2.11 (0.54)b
  1. Means with different superscripts are statistically different (p < 0.05)