Table 3

Relationships between QoL-psychological and socio-demographic characteristics, academic employability skills, QoL-social relationships and QoL-environment, for each faculty separately: Mean (SE) or Correlation coefficient

WHOQoL-BREF-psychological [0-100]


F1 (Luxembourg)

F2 (Belgium)

F3 (Romania)


Mean (SE)

p-value1

Mean (SE)

p-value1

Mean (SE)

p-value1


Sex

Female

74.6 (1.9)

.962

64.3 (2.0)

.743

65.8 (2.2)

.490

Male

74.7 (3.3)

63.2 (2.8)

61.0 (6.6)

Father's educational level2

1

78.3 (4.7)

.263

52.3 (5.6)

.125

67.9 (5.1)

.045

2

74.3 (3.0)

70.3 (5.5)

65.3 (4.5)

3

75.8 (3.8)

66.4 (4.7)

55.3 (4.8)

4

78.1 (4.3)

57.0 (4.7)

71.8 (6.9)

5

66.7 (4.2)

63.2 (2.9)

44.3 (10.3)

Mother's educational level2

1

80.0 (4.0)

.091

56.0 (5.6)

.540

67.1 (5.2)

.451

2

72.6 (3.4)

61.5 (8.0)

64.5 (4.9)

3

78.2 (3.2)

66.4 (4.4)

58.4 (4.8)

4

71.3 (3.9)

64.8 (2.8)

73.3 (8.9)

5

65.5 (4.8)

60.0 (4.2)

59.8 (7.5)

Father's professional status

Manual worker

79.0 (3.9)

.236

62.2 (4.6)

.932

64.8 (4.2)

.686

Employee

75.1 (2.5)

63.6 (2.7)

64.1 (5.2)

Senior officer

70.9 (3.2)

64.2 (2.7)

60.5 (5.0)

Mother's professional status

Manual worker

74.4 (4.3)

.488

57.6 (8.2)

.520

63.1 (4.1)

.309

Employee

75.8 (2.3)

63.1 (2.0)

66.6 (4.4)

Senior officer

70.8 (3.8)

66.5 (3.4)

57.0 (5.8)

Importance of going to university

Little and not important

70.7 (7.3)

.192

55.9 (6.1)

.381

64.6 (17.9)

.734

Important

71.6 (2.7)

64.7 (2.1)

60.5 (5.2)

Very important

77.5 (2.4)

64.6 (3.2)

64.7 (4.2)


correlation coefficient3

correlation coefficient3

correlation coefficient3


Age

.023

.839

-.204

.075

.068

.576

QoL-social relationships

.595

.000

.458

.000

.629

.000

QoL-environment

.452

.000

.557

.000

.526

.000

Academic Employability Skills (AES - 6 items)

.288

.009

- .255

.030

.297

.015

1- Drafting/writing

.084

.456

- .009

.940

.022

.859

2- Critical spirit/having sound judgment

.103

.361

- .027

.820

.158

.201

3- Problem solving

.303

.006

- .295

.011

.352

.004

4- Team working

.316

.004

- .290

.013

.367

.002

5 - Supervision/direction of others

.214

.055

- .166

.160

.309

.011

6 - Using new technologies

.121

.281

- .116

.330

.028

.819


1 Bivariate test adjusted for sex and age.

2 Level of education: 1: End of compulsory studies; 2: Sixth form college diploma NVQ equivalent; 3: 12th grade diploma or A' level in Technical or professional studies; 4: University, college (higher education) diploma BTEC HND equivalent or first degree; 5: University, or specialised school diploma (higher education) Master or Doctorate / Engineer equivalent.

3 For quantitative variables.

Baumann et al. BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:63   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-11-63

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