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Table 4 Path coefficients and p-values of direct effects on LoC, disease burden and self-rated health

From: The influence of locus of control on self-rated health in context of chronic disease: a structural equation modeling approach in a cross sectional study

Background variables Mediating variables Dependent variable
  MHLC-Ia MHLC-Ca MHLC-POa Disease burden Self-rated health
  PC p-value PC p-value PC p-value PC p-value PC p-value
Gender -0.15 <0.001 -0.04 N.s.b -0.209 <0.001 0.04 N.s.b 0.02 N.s.b
Age -0.17 0.004 0.12 0.010 0.24 <0.001 0.08 N.s.b -0.05 N.s.b
Education level -0.05 N.s.b -0.25 <0.001 -0.109 0.008 0.02 N.s.b 0.03 N.s.b
MHLC-Ia        -0.13 0.002 0.24 <0.001
MHLC-Ca        0.19 <0.001 -0.14 0.002
MHLC-POa        0.06 N.s.b -0.14 0.002
Disease burden        -0.30 <0.001
  1. aMultidimensional health locus of control in intern (-I), chance (-C) and powerful other (-PO).
  2. bNot significant.
  3. Path coefficients (PC) for direct effects in the structural equation model.