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Table 4 Results of regression analyses examining background and general stigma as predictors of attitudes

From: Attitudes of Malaysian general hospital staff towards patients with mental illness and diabetes

  Mental Illness Vignette Group
  Care & Support Avoidance Mistrust Negative Stereotypes
Predictors r Beta t-value r Beta t-value r Beta t-value r Beta t-value
Gen stigma .19*** .10 2.02* .13* .19 3.60*** .25*** .23 4.37*** .25*** .19 3.77***
Sex .10 -.12 2.09* -.03 .11 1.76 .05 -.04 < 1 .07 -.10 1.61
MH work -.06 -.01 < 1 .00 -.01 < 1 -.04 .00 < 1 -.08 -.04 < 1
MH training -.03 .02 < 1 -.05 -.07 1.42 -.09 -.08 1.52 .03 .06 1.24
Age .02 .22 1.82 .03 -.10 < 1 .09 .07 < 1 -.09 .09 < 1
Work experience .01 -.11 < 1 .03 .07 < 1 .09 .04 < 1 -.09 -.12 1.00
Discipline .38*** .45 7.55*** -.22*** -.33 5.35*** .12* .10 1.63 .28*** .29 4.73***
Model F 10.78*** 5.30*** 4.64*** 7.55***
Adj R 2 .162 .078 .067 .114
  Diabetes Vignette Group
Gen stigma .24*** .20 3.56*** .28*** .29 4.98*** .21*** .22 3.69*** .28*** .27 4.64***
Sex .10 0.05 < 1 .01 .03 < 1 .01 .03 < 1 .07 -.03 < 1
MH work .03 .04 < 1 -.04 -.03 < 1 .10 .12 2.09* -.04 .00 < 1
MH training .05 .09 1.60 -.05 -.02 < 1 -.07 -.08 1.31 -.10 -.04 < 1
Age -.05 -.07 < 1 .03 .09 < 1 .06 .03 < 1 -.14* -.30 2.59*
Work experience -.01 .09 < 1 .00 -.09 < 1 .07 .04 < 1 -.06 .22 1.97*
Discipline .26*** .27 3.79*** -.02 -.09 1.23 -.01 -.05 < 1 .14* .06 < 1
Model F 5.71*** 3.92*** 3.03** 5.20***
Adj R 2 .100 .064 .046 .090
  1. *p < .05; **p < .01; **p < .001; r = zero order correlation