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Table 7 Positive odds ratios (POR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for variables related to high general work attitude (GWA) index, in three different models using QOL, SOC and subjective health as explanatory variables (n = 514–525).

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 2.38 1.61–3.51 2.77 1.84–4.16 2.40 1.62–3.54
Study programme: practical 1.81 1.23–2.66 1.81 1.22–2.69 1.80 1.22–2.65
Spare time: very content 1.06 0.71–1.60 0.95 0.63–1.44 1.07 0.71–1.60
Financial situation: content 1.41 0.96–2.08 1.27 0.85–1.90 1.43 0.97–2.10
Support from a friend: very good 0.74 0.50–1.10 0.69 0.46–1.04 0.74 0.50–1.10
Contentedness with the upper secondary school period:       
   discontent 1.00   1.00   1.00  
   neither/nor 1.73 0.81–3.72 1.78 0.83–3.81 1.71 0.79–3.68
   content 2.09 1.08–4.07 1.93 1.00–3.72 2.09 1.08–4.06
Parental support:       
   not very good 1.00   1.00   1.00  
   very good support from father or mother 1.55 0.94–2.54 1.49 0.90–2.47 1.55 0.95–2.54
   very good support from both parents 1.66 1.04–2.65 1.57 0.98–2.54 1.66 1.04–2.65
QOL: good 1.19 0.73–1.94     
SOC: high    1.92 1.28–2.90   
Subjective health:       
good      1.19 0.75–1.88
  1. Notes: Figures in bold when POR significant.
  2. Variables not showing a bivariate relation (p < 0.20) to GWA index and therefore not included in the logistic regression model were: immigration, parental employment status, close contact with persons outside home, support from a relative, support from other persons, relations to friends, number of social contacts outside home, support from partner, self-confidence, feeling lonesome, possibilities to make own decisions, length of work experience, work experiences, plans of a working or studying career.