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Table 3 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 women

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

  Model 1 (n = 769) Model 2 (n = 746) Model 3 (n = 684) Model 4 (n = 764)
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 -.330 .035 -.324 ≤.001***             
Transport-related PA -.163 .077 -.073 .034*             
MET-minutes/day-1                 
Leisure-related PA .112 .135 .028 .410             
MET-minutes/day-1                 
Sitting time transport      .103 .135 .028 .443         
Sitting time TV      -.382 .090 -.156 ≤.001***         
Sitting time computer      -.052 .093 -.020 .579         
Sitting time leisure      -.161 .093 -.063 .083         
Age          -2.254 .610 -.138 ≤.001***     
Education level          33.019 6.279 .205 ≤.001***     
Income level          27.690 8.297 .128 .001**     
‘Sitting for long periods does not matter to me’ b              -0.216 4.368 -.002 .961
‘When I sit for hours, I feel uncomfortable’ a              3.201 4.900 .024 .514
R 2 .109 .032 .100 .001
  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.
  3. (B = unstandardised beta; SE B = standard error of beta; β = standardised beta; * = p < .05; ** = p < .01; *** = p < .001).