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Table 6 Positive odds ratios (POR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for variables related to positive work ethics (WE), in three different models using QOL, SOC and subjective health as explanatory variables (n = 540).

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

  QOL included SOC included Subjective health included
  POR CI POR CI POR CI
Sex: female 1.60 1.06–2.44 1.88 1.21–2.93 1.65 1.08–2.51
Study programme: practical 1.22 0.81–1.84 1.23 0.80–1.89 1.17 0.78–1.77
Work experiences:       
   negative 1.00   1.00   1.00  
   neither/nor 1.11 0.46–2.72 1.04 0.42–2.56 1.16 0.48–2.82
   rather positive 2.05 0.88–4.81 1.76 0.75–4.16 2.18 0.94–5.09
   very positive 3.60 1.46–8.85 3.13 1.26–7.80 3.89 1.59–9.50
Spare time: very content 0.95 0.60–1.51 0.95 0.61–1.50 1.06 0.67–1.68
Support from a friend: very good 0.88 0.58–1.34 0.82 0.54–1.26 0.87 0.58–1.32
Possibilities to make own decisions about the future: very good 1.48 0.93–2.36 1.46 0.92–2.32 1.63 1.03–2.56
QOL:       
   not good 1.00      
   rather good 1.98 1.24–3.15     
   very good 3.01 1.58–5.75     
SOC:       
   group 1, 25–50    1.00    
   group 2, 51–59    1.73 1.02–2.94   
   group 3, 60–68    2.24 1.26–3.96   
   group 4, 69–91    4.25 2.21–8.16   
Subjective health:       
   not good      1.00  
   good      1.76 1.12–2.78
   very good      2.06 1.12–3.79
  1. Notes: Figures in bold when POR significant.
  2. Variables not showing a bivariate relation (p < 0.20) to WE and therefore not included in the logistic regression model were: immigration, parental employment status, contentedness with the upper secondary school period, support from a relative, partner, other persons, number of social contacts outside home, close contact with persons outside home, parental support, self-confidence, contentedness with the personal financial situation, relations to friends, feeling lonesome, length of work experience, plans for a working or studying career.