Table 5

Perceived stress and its associations with coping and negative life events
Model 1 Model 2 Model 3
β Std. β SE β Std. β SE β Std. β SE
Boys
Life events 0.587*** 0.196 0.078 0.503*** 0.168 0.072 0.535*** 0.091 0.091
Active coping -1.129*** -0.258 0.111 -0.958*** -0.219 0.105 -0.948*** -0.105 0.105
Avoidance coping 1.596*** 0.328 0.121 1.410*** 0.290 0.117 1.407*** 0.117 0.117
Girls
Life events 0.531*** 0.186 0.073 0.435*** 0.153 0.066 0.398*** 0.140 0.087
Active coping -1.895*** -0.375 0.123 -1.638*** -0.324 0.118 -1.637*** -0.324 0.118
Avoidance coping 1.874*** 0.332 0.140 1.479*** 0.262 0.132 1.448*** 0.256 0.132

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

Ordinary Least Squares regression. Stratified by gender.

For all mediating variables (i.e. Life events, Active coping and Avoidance coping) the following models were tested:

Model 1: Bivariate associations between each mediating variable and perceived stress.

Model 2: Associations between each mediating variable and perceived stress adjusted for other mediating variables.

Model 3: Fully adjusted model i.e. all mediating variables, both SES measures, no. siblings, parents cohabitation status & ethnicity.

Glasscock et al.

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

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