Table 3

Teacher characteristics by experimental group

CharacteristicControlIntervention
Baseline12 months18 monthsBaseline12 months18 months
School type teaching atN=179N=180N=194N=221N=223N=197
 Catholic/independent62 (35%)72 (40%)58 (30%)66 (30%)67 (30%)57 (29%)
 Government117 (65%)108 (60%)135 (70%)155 (70%)156 (70%)140 (71%)
Age of class teacherN=173N=158N=171N=202N=197N=152
 Mean (SD)38.0 (11.1)38.3 (11)39.3 (11)40.0 (11)39.8 (11)40.1 (11)
SexN=174N=175N=188N=210N=219N=176
 Female—n (%)148 (85%)149 (85%)160 (85%)183 (87%)189 (86%)150 (85%)
Job shareN=173N=168N=184**N=209N=211N=165**
 Yes—n (%)53 (301%)48 (29%)54 (29%)48 (22%)49 (23%)30 (18%)
Employment statusN=172N=170N=185N=209N=209N=167
 Permanent full-time104 (60%)88 (52%)101 (55%)113 (54%)111 (53%)99 (59%)
 Temporary full-time50 (29%)62 (36%)60 (32%)71 (34%)67 (32%)48 (29%)
 Permanent part-time7 (4%)11 (6%)14 (8%)14 (7%)15 (7%)14 (8%)
 Temporary part-time6 (3%)5 (3%)10 (5%)8 (4%)13 (6%)6 (4%)
 Casual5 (3%)4 (2%)0 (0%)3 (1%)3 (1%)0 (0%)
Number of years teachingN=172N=167N=184N=209N=207N=165
 Mean (SD)13.0 (11)12.5 (10)13.6 (10)14.6 (10)13.8 (10)14.0 (10)
Specialist PDHPE teacherN=173N=168N=182N=211N=210N=167
 Yes—n (%)3 (2%)0 (0%)5 (3%)2 (1%)6 (3%)3 (2%)
  • **P<0.01.

  • PDHPE, personal development, health and physical education.