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Table 3 Effect of social desirability on self-reported health risk behaviors (Study 2; N = 619)

From: Social desirability and self-reported health risk behaviors in web-based research: three longitudinal studies

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