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Table 2 Characteristics of the sample

From: Teachers’ working time as a risk factor for their mental health - findings from a cross-sectional study at German upper-level secondary schools

Variables Number of teachers %
Full-time teachers 6109 100
Sex
 - male 2680 43.9
 - female 3429 56.1
Age groups [years]
 - 20 – 29 636 10.4
 - 30 – 39 2442 40.0
 - 40 – 49 1535 25.1
 - 50 – 59 1177 19.3
 - 60 – 67 319 5.2
Employment
 - civil servantsa 5267 86.2
 - other employees 842 13.8
Subject profile
 - languages 990 16.2
 - social sciences 220 3.6
 - natural sciences 1310 21.4
 - languages and social sciences 1497 24.5
 - languages and natural sciences 373 6.1
 - social sciences and natural sciences 471 7.7
 - art, music, sports 126 2.1
 - subject combinations with art, music, sports 1122 18.4
  1. Notes: %: frequencies in %
  2. aIn the state education system, many teachers gain the status of civil servants, which affords them certain rights and privileges