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Table 2 Results from the multiple linear regressions on the contributions of the socio-demographic, behavioural and cognitive correlates to the dependant variable “sitting time during work” for men

From: Socio-demographic, behavioural and cognitive correlates of work-related sitting time in German men and women

  Model 1 (n = 747) Model 2 (n = 722) Model 3 (n = 682) Model 4 (n = 746)
Behavioural correlates (PA) Behavioural correlates (sitting) Socio-demographic correlates Cognitive correlates
  B SE B β P B SE B β p B SE B β p B SE B β p
Work-related PA MET minutes/day-1 -.306 .024 -.425 ≤.001***             
Transport-related PA-1 .069 .094 .025 .461             
MET-minutes/day                 
Leisure-related PA -.120 .127 -.032 .346             
MET-minutes/day-1                 
Sitting time transport      .035 .106 .028 .768         
Sitting time TV      -.382 .090 -.156 <.001***         
Sitting time computer      .166 .112 .058 .137         
Sitting time leisure      -.113 .095 -.046 .234         
Age          .582 .516 -.041 .260     
Education level          35.348 4.430 .294 ≤.001***     
Income level          37.777 8.106 .170 ≤.001***     
‘Sitting for long periods does not matter to me’ b              12.801 4.726 .104 .007**
‘When I sit for hours, I feel uncomfortable’ a              -2.527 4.710 -.021 .592
R 2 0.179 0.009 .130 .010
  1. aResponse options: strongly agree (1), somewhat agree (2), in between (3), somewhat disagree (4), strongly disagree (5).
  2. bResponse options were recorded as: strongly disagree (1), somewhat disagree (2), in between (3), somewhat agree (4), strongly agree (5).
  3. (B = unstandardised beta; SE B = standard error of beta; β = standardised beta; ** = p < .01; *** = p < .001).