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Table 2 Socio-psychological statement scores of the four major ethnic groups regarding attitude, social support and self-efficacy.

From: Which factors engage women in deprived neighbourhoods to participate in exercise referral schemes?

Means of ethnic group Dutch (21%) Mean (sd) Moroccan (16%) Mean (sd) Turkish (21%) Mean (sd) Surinamese (29%) Mean (sd) Other (14%) Mean (sd) Significant differences*
Attitudes, pro       
1. If I am physically active on a regular basis, I feel good. 2.65 (.60) 2.65 (.65) 2.60 (.69) 2.76 (.57) 2.75 (.53) N.S.
3. If I am physically active on a regular basis, I think less about my problems. 2.47 (.73) 2.61 (.65) 2.50 (.73) 2.74 (.55) 2.54 (.74) D < S
4. If I am physically active on a regular basis, I meet new people. 2.75 (.53) 2.75 (.56) 2.68 (.58) 2.75 (.61) 2.73 (.53) N.S.
5. An advantage of physical activity is that I am out of the house more often. 2.08 (.92) 2.43 (.81) 2.35 (.81) 2.62 (.72) 2.52 (.72) D < M, S, O
6. I find it enjoyable to be physically active on a regular basis. 2.57 (.65) 2.84 (.43) 2.72 (.53) 2.86 (.42) 2.74 (.53) D < M, S
Attitudes, con       
2. Exercising is more for men than for women. - 1.02 (.14) - 1.20 (.56) - 1.21 (.57) - 1.10 (.38) - 1.15 (.46) D < M, T
7. If I am physically active, I feel embarrassed. - 1.50 (.78) - 1.38 (.66) - 1.51 (.77) - 1.25 (.59) - 1.49 (.72) D, T > S
8. I am too old to start exercising. - 1.07 (.32) - 1.17 (.47) - 1.24 (.55) - 1.10 (.41) - 1.21 (.57) T > D
Social support       
Support from husband/wife 2.49 (.75) 2.13 (.83) 2.04 (87) 2.27 (.89) 2.36 (.78) T < D
Support from other relatives 2.20 (.84) 2.15 (.81) 2.16 (.81) 2.13 (.83) 2.18 (.78) N.S.
Support from friends 2.10 (.74) 2.11 (.73) 2.08 (.75) 1.99 (.70) 1.97 (.78) N.S.
Self-efficacy (confident they will exercise regularly)       
During bad weather 2.80 (.52) 2.69 (.68) 2.45 (.80) 2.61 (.70) 2.37 (.84) D > T, O M > O
When feeling tired 2.35 (.72) 2.10 (.84) 1.93 (.87) 2.17 (.83) 2.13 (.85) D > T
When feeling stressed 2.65 (.60) 2.42 (.76) 2.34 (.84) 2.54 (.68) 2.51 (.70) D > T
  1. * N.S. = non-significant, D = Dutch, M = Moroccan, S = Surinamese, T = Turkish, O = Other