Table 3

Effect of social desirability on self-reported health risk behaviors (Study 2; N = 619)

Current behavior1

Frequency1


Alc

Smo

Alc

Smo


Predictors

d

d

ß

ß


Age

.00

.01

.28*

.26*

Sex

-.35*

.15

-.20*

.08

Education2

6.89

21.00*

.09

-.12


SocDes3

.00

-.43

-.10

-.50


Age × SocDes

.01

.00

-.03

.07

Sex × SocDes

.11

.10

.08

.15

Education × SocDes2

2.83

.06

-.05

.36


R2

.10

.12

.15

.11


1Alc = Alcohol use; Smo = Smoking; 2Wald statistic instead of Cohen's d; 3Social desirability; * p < .05

Crutzen and Göritz BMC Public Health 2010 10:720   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-720

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