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Table 1 Demographics characteristics of the sample (N = 335)

From: Empathy and burnout in medical staff: mediating role of job satisfaction and job commitment

Variables Group Frequency Percent
Sex Male 178 53.1%
Female 157 46.9%
Education background Doctor and above 17 5.1%
Master 65 19.4%
Bachelor 181 54.0%
Associate degree 73 21.5%
Marital status Unmarried 81 24.3%
Married 243 72.5%
Divorced 7 2.1%
Widowed 4 1.2%
Number of children 0 104 31.0%
1 196 58.5%
2 and above 35 10.4%
Hospital level Tertiary 201 60.0%
Secondary 76 22.7%
Primary 58 17.3%
Hospital type Job position General 233 69.6%
Specialist 102 30.4%
Physician 152 45.4%
Nurse 75 22.7%
Medical technician 25 7.5%
Pharmacist 25 7.5%
Administrator 34 10.1%
Others 23 6.9%
Employment type Authorized 252 75.2%
Unauthorized 83 24.8%
Monthly income (RMB)  < 2000 18 5.4%
2000 ~ 4000 45 13.4%
4001 ~ 6000 90 26.9%
6001 ~ 10,000 117 34.9%
10,001 ~ 15,000 52 15.5%
 > 15,000 13 3.9%
Working hours per day  < 6 20 6.0%
6—9 240 71.6%
9—12 58 17.3%
 > 12 17 5.1%