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Table 2 Participant characteristics (n = 319)

From: Development of the Woman-Centred Care Scale- Midwife Self Report (WCCS-MSR)

Characteristic Range/Mean (SD)
n (%)
Age 22- 67/43.5 (11.36)
Country of practice
Australia 280 (87.8)
New Zealand 39 (12.2)
Years of practice
New graduate to 4 years 78 (24.4)
5 to 10 years 80 (25.0)
11 to 20 years 65 (20.4)
21 to 30 years 53 (16.6)
 > 31 years 43 (13.5)
Hours worked per week
Up to 16 h 40 (12.5)
17 to 32 h 94 (29.4)
33 to 40 h 125 (39.2)
 > 40 h 60 (18.8)
Practice model
Caseload/Continuity of Midwifery Care 104 (32.6)
Shift work 140 (43.9)
Other 75 (23.5)
Main income
Self-employed 44 (13.8)
Permanent employed 239 (74.9)
Casual 24 (7.5)
Other 12 (3.8)
Employment sector
Public sector 253 (79.3)
Private Sector 16 (5.0)
Other 6 (1.9)
Missing 44 (13.8)
Education Institution for registration
Hospital training program 100 (31.3)
Polytechnic/ University 214 (67.1)
Other 5 (1.4)
Qualification for registration
Certificate 75 (23.5)
Bachelor’s degree 141 (44.2)
Postgraduate diploma 77 (24.1)
Masters 9 (2.8)
Other 17 (5.3)
Number of CoC during pre-registration education
None 77 (24.1)
1 to 14 women 93 (29.2)
15 to 34 119 (37.3)
35 or more 30 (9.5)
Perceived value of CoC experiences
High value 162 (66.9)
Moderate value 59 (24.4)
Neutral 6 (2.5)
Low/No value 10 (4.1)
Unsure /Don’t remember 5 (2.1)