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Table 3 Tests of the indirect effects of symptom complaints (as count and sum) on the relations between parental work affiliation and school absence (in days and hours)

From: Parental work absenteeism is associated with increased symptom complaints and school absence in adolescent children

Parent work affiliation Measure of symptom complaints Measure of School absence Estimate and 95% CI for total effects
b (upper, lower)
Estimate and 95% CI for indirect effects
b (upper, lower)
Percent of total effect mediated
%
Explained variance of school absence
R 2
Mother Count Hours 1.836*** (0.807–2.944) 0.405*** (0.241–0.600) 22.25 0.031
Mother Count Days 1.020*** (0.527–1.566) 0.227*** (0.133–0.331) 22.06 0.046
Mother Sum Hours 1.836*** (0.835–2.857) 0.400*** (0.238–0.583) 21.79 0.033
Mother Sum Days 1.020*** (0.524–1.563) 0.234*** (0.137–0.343) 22.94 0.053
Father Count Hours 1.669** (0.619–2.962) 0.370*** (0.164–0.596) 22.17 0.025
Father Count Days 1.266*** (0.572–1.967) 0.214*** (0.098–0.340) 16.90 0.040
Father Sum Hours 1.669** (0.460–2.816) 0.431*** (0.235–0.673) 25.82 0.026
Father Sum Days 1.266*** (0.579–1.966) 0.264*** (0.134–0.401) 20.85 0.046
  1. Bootstrapped (k = 1000) confidence intervals shown
  2. ** p ≤ .01, *** p ≤ .001