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Table 3 Independent variables in the logistic regression models.

From: Work ethics and general work attitudes in adolescents are related to quality of life, sense of coherence and subjective health – a Swedish questionnaire study

Variable Type of data a Categorised
Sex N: Man/woman Man/woman
Study programme N: Theoretical/practical Theoretical programmes/practical programmes
Work experiences during the whole upper secondary school period O: Very positive (1) to very negative (5) Very positive (1)/rather positive (2)/neither positive nor negative (3)/negative (4–5)
Contentedness with the upper secondary school period O: Very content (1) to very discontented (5) Content (1–2)/neither content nor discontented (3)/discontented (4–5)
Spare time O: Very content (1) to very discontented (5) Very content (1)/not very content (2–5)
Financial situation O: Very content (1) to very discontented (5) Content (1–2)/not content (3–5)
Parental support measured by two variables: support from father and support from mother O: Very good support (1) to no support (5) and not relevant (6) Very good support from both parents/very good support from one of them/not very good support from either of them (a combination of both variables established the three categories above)
Support from a friend O: Very good (1) to no support (5) and not relevant (6) Very good (1)/not very good support (2–6)
Possibilities to make own decisions about the future O: Very good (1) to very bad (5) Very good (1)/not very good (2–5)
QOL O: Very good (1) to very bad (5) Good (1–2)/not very good (3–5)
SOC index Num: 13–91 points Group 1 (25–50)/group 2 (51–59)/group 3 (60–68)/group 4 (69–91)
Subjective health O: Very good (1) to very bad (5) Good (1–2)/not very good (3–5)
  1. a N = Nominal; O = Ordinal; Num = Numerical.