Table 1

Baseline characteristics overall and by intervention type

CharacteristicsAll participants
(n=107)
READY
(n=53)
Control
(n=54)
Difference between groups using t-test or χ2 test
Sociodemographic characteristics
Age, mean (SD)34.3 (12.1)34.2 (11.7)34.4 (12.6)P=0.926
Gender (male), n (%)18 (16.8)10 (18.9)8 (14.8)P=0.533
Married or de facto, n (%)41 (38.3)22 (41.5)19 (35.2)P=0.547
Aboriginal, n (%)3 (2.8)2 (3.8)1 (1.9)P=0.501
Work sector
Social and community services, n (%)33 (30.8)15 (28.3)18 (33.3)P=0.527
Service and manufacturing, n (%)15 (14.0)6 (11.3)9 (16.7)
Healthcare and emergency services, n (%)19 (17.8)7 (13.2)12 (22.2)
Economy, IT and trade, n (%)16 (15.0)10 (18.9)6 (11.1)
Hospitality, n (%)10 (9.3)7 (13.2)3 (5.6)
Other government agencies, n (%)14 (13.1)8 (15.1)6 (11.1)
Workplace factors
Good relationship with boss, n (%)76 (71.0)35 (66.0)41 (75.9)P=0.260
Good relationship with colleagues, n (%)87 (81.3)45 (84.9)42 (77.8)P=0.344
Experienced discrimination, n (%)29 (27.1)14 (26.4)15 (27.8)P=0.874
Anticipated discrimination, n (%)77 (72.0)41 (75.9)36 (67.9)P=0.357
Experienced workplace bullying, n (%)44 (41.1)21 (39.6)23 (42.6)P=0.755
Mental health scores
Low resilience, n (%)66 (61.7)31 (58.5)35 (64.8)P=0.554
Depression, n (%)76 (71.0)40 (75.5)36 (66.7)P=0.395
High stress, n (%)90 (84.1)43 (81.1)47 (87.0)P=0.403
Self-reported diagnosis
Common mental disorders80 (74.8)40 (75.5)40 (74.1)P=0.868
Severe mental disorders27 (25.2)13 (24.5)14 (25.9)
  • Severe mental disorder: schizophrenia, bipolar and psychosis. Common mental disorder: all other diagnoses.

  • IT, information technology.