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Table 1 Teachers’ background information and school characteristics (n = 2398)

From: Beliefs about students’ mental health issues among teachers at elementary and high schools, Hail Governorate, Saudi Arabia

CharacteristicPercentage (%, n) or mean SD
Age in years (n = 2336)
 < 3014.4 (337)
 30–3956.4 (1318)
 ≥ 4029.2 (681)
 Mean (SD)36.9 (6.73)
Gender (n = 2398)
 Male47.4 (1136)
 Female52.6 (1262)
Marital status (n = 2398)
 Married85.3 (2045)
 Single/divorced/widowed14.7 (353)
Teaching experience (years) (n = 2224)
 > 512.8 (285)
 5–920.1 (448)
 ≥ 1067.0 (1491)
 Mean (SD)14.0 (7.31)
Teaching specialty (n = 1665)
 Science subjects51.3 (854)
 Humanitarian subjects (art, language, realign, etc.)48.7 (811)
School teaching level
 Primary elementary47.0 (1128)
 Middle elementary27.6 (661)
 Secondary25.4 (609)
School type (n = 2398)
 Public86.4 (2072)
 Private13.6 (326)
Average students per classa (n = 1823)
 > 2032.7 (596)
 20–2946.5 (847)
 ≥ 3020.8 (380)
 Mean (SD)21.14 (8.54)
Average psychiatric students per classa (n = 1681)
 028.9 (486)
 1–247.3 (795)
 ≥ 323.8 (400)
 Mean (SD)1.84 (2.37)
Average psychiatric students transferred for counselling per classa (n = 1694)
 047.5 (804)
 1–234.8 (590)
 ≥ 317.7 (300)
 Mean (SD)1.41 (2.37)
Adequacy of school mental health services (n = 2331)
 Teachers’ agreement (positive responses)13.6%
  1. aParticipant’s self-estimation