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Table 2 Interactions between the occurrences of the Foxconn suicides and their media prominence.

From: The foxconn suicides and their media prominence: is the werther effect applicable in china?

Independent variables Estimate Std. Error Est./S.E. P value Sig.
The Foxconn suicides' occurrences as dependent variable
(Intercept) -3.11 0.37 -8.36 0.00 Y-
TWHK newspapers.lag1 -0.32 0.24 -1.32 0.19  
TWHK newspapers.lag2 0.10 0.20 0.47 0.64  
TWHK newspapers.lag3 -0.42 0.24 -1.74 0.08  
TWHK newspapers.lag4 -0.12 0.23 -0.53 0.60  
TWHK newspapers.lag5 -0.26 0.22 -1.18 0.24  
GZSZ newspapers.lag1 -0.27 0.26 -1.01 0.31  
GZSZ newspapers.lag2 0.30 0.20 1.47 0.14  
GZSZ newspapers.lag3 -0.06 0.20 -0.29 0.77  
GZSZ newspapers.lag4 0.01 0.20 0.03 0.98  
GZSZ newspapers.lag5 -0.01 0.18 -0.04 0.97  
BJ newspapers.lag1 -0.64 0.71 -0.90 0.37  
BJ newspapers.lag2 0.08 0.49 0.16 0.88  
BJ newspapers.lag3 1.13 0.53 2.14 0.03 Y+
BJ newspapers.lag4 0.41 0.66 0.63 0.53  
BJ newspapers.lag5 -0.57 0.70 -0.82 0.42  
Baidu.lag1 0.00 0.00 1.29 0.20  
Baidu.lag2 0.00 0.00 0.57 0.57  
Baidu.lag3 0.00 0.00 0.67 0.50  
Baidu.lag4 0.00 0.00 -0.11 0.91  
Baidu.lag5 0.00 0.00 0.64 0.52  
Foxconn Suicides' occurrences.lag1 1.26 1.02 1.23 0.22  
Foxconn Suicides' occurrences.lag2 -4.26 3.42 -1.25 0.21  
Foxconn Suicides' occurrences.lag3 2.31 1.10 2.11 0.04 Y+
Foxconn Suicides' occurrences.lag4 -2.13 2.36 -0.91 0.37  
Foxconn Suicides' occurrences.lag5 -0.14 1.60 -0.08 0.93  
Hong Kong and Taiwan newspapers' daily reporting amount as dependent variable
Foxconn Suicides' occurrences.lag1 -1.38 0.58 -2.39 0.02 Y-
Foxconn Suicides' occurrences.lag2 1.27 0.29 4.32 0.00 Y+
Foxconn Suicides' occurrences.lag3 1.37 0.31 4.48 0.00 Y+
Foxconn Suicides' occurrences.lag4 0.76 0.44 1.74 0.08  
Foxconn Suicides' occurrences.lag5 0.29 0.42 0.69 0.49  
Guangzhou and Shenzhen newspapers' daily reporting amount as dependent variable
Foxconn Suicides' occurrences.lag1 -0.13 0.51 -0.25 0.80  
Foxconn Suicides' occurrences.lag2 1.93 0.29 6.54 0.00 Y+
Foxconn Suicides' occurrences.lag3 1.32 0.35 3.73 0.00 Y+
Foxconn Suicides' occurrences.lag4 0.43 0.54 0.79 0.43  
Foxconn Suicides' occurrences.lag5 0.25 0.50 0.50 0.62  
Beijing newspapers' daily reporting amount as dependent variable
Foxconn Suicides' occurrences.lag1 0.32 0.74 0.43 0.67  
Foxconn Suicides' occurrences.lag2 0.88 0.59 1.50 0.13  
Foxconn Suicides' occurrences.lag3 0.00 0.61 -0.01 0.99  
Foxconn Suicides' occurrences.lag4 1.45 0.65 2.25 0.02 Y+
Foxconn Suicides' occurrences.lag5 0.79 0.59 1.34 0.18  
Baidu searching's daily searching amount as dependent variable
Foxconn Suicides' occurrences.lag1 0.93 0.20 4.60 0.00 Y+
Foxconn Suicides' occurrences.lag2 1.22 0.19 6.56 0.00 Y+
Foxconn Suicides' occurrences.lag3 0.78 0.23 3.42 0.00 Y+
Foxconn Suicides' occurrences.lag4 0.92 0.26 3.49 0.00 Y+
Foxconn Suicides' occurrences.lag5 0.47 0.24 1.96 0.05