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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of N = 374 female cleaning professionals in Norway (1999)

From: The impact of psychosocial and organizational working conditions on the mental health of female cleaning personnel in Norway

  N %
Age   
≤30 57 16.1
31–39 78 22.0
40–49 118 33.2
50–59 78 22.0
60 + 24 6.8
Missing 19 5.1
Total 355 100.0
Work experience (years)   
0–4 104 28.3
5–14 147 40.1
15+ 116 31.6
Missing 7 1.9
Total 367 100.0
Working time   
Full-time 319 85.3
Part-time 55 14.7
Total 374 100.0
Family status   
Single 100 26.7
Not single (married/cohabitating) 274 73.3
Total 374 100.0
Ethnicity   
Not ethnic Norwegian 50 13.7
Ethnic Norwegian 316 86.3
Missing 8 2.1
Total 366 100.0
Work organisational factors:   
Working alone/in a pair/in a team   
Working alone 277 77.2
Working in a pair 46 12.8
Working in a team 36 10.0
Missing 15 4.0
Total 359 100.0
Contact with colleagues at the workplace   
Every day 205 55.9
Every week/minimum once a month 74 20.2
More seldom/never 88 24.0
Missing 7 1.2
Total 367 100.0
Contact with manager at the workplace   
Every day 58 15.9
Every week/minimum once a month 219 59.8
More seldom/never 89 24.3
Missing 8 2.1
Total 366 100.0