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Table 4 Organization demographic group mean scores on three capacity domains.

From: ParticipACTION: Baseline assessment of the 'new ParticipACTION': A quantitative survey of Canadian organizational awareness and capacity

  n range1 Capacity to Adopt PA Initiative Mean (SD) Capacity to Implement PA Initiative Mean (SD) Capacity to Externally Promote PA Initiative Mean (SD)
Organizational Size     
< 10 employees 56-67 3.96 (0.60) 3.90 (0.57) 3.81 (0.62)
10-39 employees 24-27 3.81 (0.82) 4.08 (0.64) 3.78 (0.69)
40 + employees 77-82 3.95 (0.74) 4.05 (0.68) 3.85 (0.89)
Total   3.93 (0.70) 4.00 (0.64) 3.83 (0.77)
   F (2, 154) = 0.42 p = .655 F (2, 173) = 1.35 p = .262 F (2, 165) = 0.12 p = .890
Organizational Sector     
Government (including all education) 78-87 4.06 (0.66) 4.01 (0.67) 3.88 (0.85)
Not-for-profit 87-93 3.83 (0.73) 3.99 (0.58) 3.70 (0.79)
Total   3.94 (0.70) 4.00 (0.62) 3.79 (0.83)
   t(158) = 2.06 2ap = .041 t(178) = 0.26 p = .794 t(171) = 1.46 p = .147
Organizational Mandate     
Public health, health care 17-19 3.70 (0.89) 3.95 (0.76) 3.83 (0.89)
Sport & recreation, recreation 55-63 3.93 (0.63) 3.82 (0.59) 3.68 (0.80)
Education 80-89 4.08 (0.59) 4.08 (0.63) 3.90 (0.82)
Total   3.98 (0.65) 3.99 (0.64) 3.81 (0.82)
   F (2, 149) = 2.81 2bp = .063 F (2, 168) = 3.19 2cp = .044 F (2, 162) = 1.19 p = .306
  1. Notes:
  2. 1Group sizes vary depending on response rate to each of the three scales.
  3. 2. Significant differences/trends exist
  4. a - between governmental and not-for-profit organizations in capacity to adopt (p = .041; η2 = .026)
  5. b - between educational and public health/health care organizations in capacity to adopt (p = .063; η2 = .036)
  6. c - between education and sport & recreation/recreation in capacity to implement (p = .044; η2 = .037)