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Table 1.

Sample Characteristics

Characteristicn (%)
Gender, M (SD
 Female 167 (93.8) 
 Male 11 (6.2) 
Age, yr, M (SD38.8 (11.3) 
Marital status 
 Single 51 (28.7) 
 Married 112 (62.9) 
 Divorced or widowed 15 (8.4) 
Educational attainment 
 Bachelor’s degree 36 (20.2) 
 Master’s degree 71 (39.9) 
 Doctoral degree 71 (39.9) 
Perceived support from supervisor 
 High 47 (26.4) 
 Medium 77 (43.3) 
 Low 54 (30.3) 
Perceived support from colleagues 
 High 81 (45.5) 
 Medium 69 (38.8) 
 Low 28 (15.7) 
Satisfaction with current income 
 Yes 104 (58.4) 
 No 74 (51.6) 
Practice settinga 
 Skilled nursing facility 21 (15.4) 
 Pediatrics (outpatient or inpatient) 26 (19.1) 
 School 20 (14.7) 
 Hospital (inpatient acute) 23 (16.9) 
 Home health 9 (6.6) 
 Hospital (inpatient rehabilitation) 13 (9.6) 
 Hospital (outpatient) 9 (6.6) 
 Mixed 15 (11.0) 
Reported hours per day spent in direct patient care 
 Low (1–4) 14 (8.0) 
 Medium (5–8) 86 (48.9) 
 High (≥9) 54 (30.7) 
 Other 22 (12.6) 
Reported number of clients seen per day 
 Low (1–3) 11 (6.2) 
 Medium (4–6) 49 (27.7) 
 High (≥7) 109 (61.6) 
 Other 8 (4.5) 
Years of experience as an OT 12.1 (10.8) 
Characteristicn (%)
Gender, M (SD
 Female 167 (93.8) 
 Male 11 (6.2) 
Age, yr, M (SD38.8 (11.3) 
Marital status 
 Single 51 (28.7) 
 Married 112 (62.9) 
 Divorced or widowed 15 (8.4) 
Educational attainment 
 Bachelor’s degree 36 (20.2) 
 Master’s degree 71 (39.9) 
 Doctoral degree 71 (39.9) 
Perceived support from supervisor 
 High 47 (26.4) 
 Medium 77 (43.3) 
 Low 54 (30.3) 
Perceived support from colleagues 
 High 81 (45.5) 
 Medium 69 (38.8) 
 Low 28 (15.7) 
Satisfaction with current income 
 Yes 104 (58.4) 
 No 74 (51.6) 
Practice settinga 
 Skilled nursing facility 21 (15.4) 
 Pediatrics (outpatient or inpatient) 26 (19.1) 
 School 20 (14.7) 
 Hospital (inpatient acute) 23 (16.9) 
 Home health 9 (6.6) 
 Hospital (inpatient rehabilitation) 13 (9.6) 
 Hospital (outpatient) 9 (6.6) 
 Mixed 15 (11.0) 
Reported hours per day spent in direct patient care 
 Low (1–4) 14 (8.0) 
 Medium (5–8) 86 (48.9) 
 High (≥9) 54 (30.7) 
 Other 22 (12.6) 
Reported number of clients seen per day 
 Low (1–3) 11 (6.2) 
 Medium (4–6) 49 (27.7) 
 High (≥7) 109 (61.6) 
 Other 8 (4.5) 
Years of experience as an OT 12.1 (10.8) 

Note. N = 178. OT = occupational therapist.

a

The eight most frequently reported practice settings are reported here; thus, the ns do not sum to 178.

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