Table 3

Perceived stress and its association with SES adjusted for negative life events and coping among boys
Model 1 Model 2 Model 3 Model 4
β Std. β SE β Std. β SE β Std. β SE β Std. β SE
Household income (in 1000 Dkr) -0.001*** -0.106 0.000 -0.001** -0.089 0.000 -0.001** -0.086 0.000 -0.001** -0.078 0.000
% of total income effect mediated - 15.6% 18.9% 36.9%
(Sobels test = 3.22, p < 0.01) (Sobels tests = 0.37, p = 0.71) (Sobels test = 5.66, p < 0.01)
Parental education
Primary school (< 10 years) reference reference Reference reference
High School/vocational training (10–12 years) -0.399 -0.084 0.211 -0.360 -0.125 0.212 -0.304 -0.064 0.195 -0.267 -0.056 0.192
Higher education (kvu/mvu) (13–15 years) -0.425 -0.084 0.222 -0.365 -0.130 0.229 -0.287 -0.057 0.205 -0.231 -0.046 0.202
University (> 15 years) -0.739* -0.071 0.326 -0.578 -0.103 0.333 -0.605* -0.058 0.301 -0.451 -0.043 0.298
% of total educational effect mediated - 22.8% 28.2% 50.0%
(Sobels test = 2.70, p < 0.01) (Sobels test = 2.90, p < 0.01) (Sobels test = 4.15, p < 0.01)

* .05 > p > .01; ** .01 > p > .001; *** p ≤ .001.

Ordinary Least Squares regression. (n = 1445).

For each SES measure (i.e. household income and parental education) the following four models where carried out adjusted for confounders (no. siblings, parents cohabitation status & ethnicity):

Model 1: Individual SES measure and perceived stress.

Model 2: Individual SES measure + life events.

Model 3: Individual SES measure + active and avoidance coping.

Model 4: Individual SES measure + life events, active and avoidance coping.

Glasscock et al.

Glasscock et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:532   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-532

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