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Table 5 Final model of stepwise linear regression analysis of the mental health status of participants

From: Mental health status among Burmese adolescent students living in boarding houses in Thailand: a cross-sectional study

   Forced entry Step wise
    Step 1 Step2 Step3 Step4
  Predictor variable Β t Β t Β t Β t Β t
HSCL-37A total Age 0.02 0.39         
  Years in boarding house 0.01 0.14         
  Years in Thailand −0.11 −1.95         
  Burmese language (Ref = Karen) −0.22* −3.97    −0.23* −4.58 −0.24* −4.89   
  Male gender (Ref = female) −0.17* −3.37      −0.19* −3.70   
  Traumatic events 0.41* 8.17 0.41* 7.84 0.40* 7.90 0.41* 8.27   
  Social support           
  Emotional/ Informational support 0.03 0.40         
  Tangible support −0.07 −1.20         
  Affectionate support 0.11 1.80         
  Positive social interaction −0.05 −0.81         
R2 0.28    0.17   0.22   0.26    
Ajusted R2 0.25    0.17   0.22   0.25    
Anxiety Age −0.10 −1.96         
  Years in boarding house −0.01 −0.22         
  Years in Thailand −0.14* −2.59        −0.15* −3.18
  Burmese language (Ref = Karen) 0.22* −4.22      −0.26* −5.56 −0.23* −4.67
  Male gender (Ref = female) −0.31* −6.63    −0.33* −6.56 −0.34* −7.20 −0.34* −7.30
  Traumatic events 0.41* 8.78 0.40* 7.50 0.42* 8.39 0.41* 8.58 0.40* 8.66
  Social support           
  Emotional/ Informational support 0.04 0.55         
  Tangible support −0.04 −0.68         
  Affectionate support 0.11 1.95         
  Positive social interaction −0.08 −1.42         
R2 0.37    0.16   0.26   0.33   0.35  
Adjusted R2 0.35    0.15   0.26   0.32   0.34  
Depression Age 0.11 1.98**         
  Years in boarding house 0.04 0.55         
  Years in Thailand −0.12* −1.94         
  Burmese language (Ref = Karen) −0.19* −3.39*    −0.19* −3.72 −0.20* −3.91   
  Male gender (Ref = female) −0.13* −2.55*      −0.13* −2.59   
  Traumatic events 0.37* 7.17* 0.38* 7.07 0.37* 7.06 0.38* 7.27   
  Social support           
  Emotional/ Informational support −0.04 −0.57         
  Tangible support −0.05 −0.74         
  Affectionate support 0.13 1.96         
  Positive social interaction −0.08 −1.24         
R2   0.23    0.14   0.18 0.20    
Adjusted R2   0.21    0.14   0.17 0.19    
RATS Age 0.09 1.65         
  Years in boarding house 0.02 0.30         
  Years in Thailand −0.13** −2.17    −0.15** −2.24 −0.12** −2.28   
  Burmese language (Ref = Karen) −0.07 −1.16         
  Male gender (Ref = female) −0.10** −2.01      −0.11** −2.11   
  Traumatic events 0.45* 8.82 0.45* 8.77 0.45* 8.78 0.46* 8.94   
  Social support           
  Emotional/ Informational support 0.01 0.18         
  Tangible support −0.05 −0.80         
  Affectionate support 0.14* 2.19         
  Positive social interaction −0.09 −1.45         
R2   0.26   0.20   0.22   0.23    
Adjusted R2   0.23   0.20   0.21   0.22    
  1. *: p < 0.0125, **: p < 0.05.