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Table 2 Results of the hierarchical logistic regression analyses with having depressive mood as a dependent variable, for female employees (N = 151)

From: Character strengths as protective factors against depression and suicidality among male and female employees

Independent variables Model 1 Model 2 OR
B Wald Sig. OR B Wald Sig.
Socio-demographic factors
 Age −.071 7.082 .008** .931 −.082 6.870 .009** .922
 Years of education .033 1.085 .298 1.033 .023 .420 .517 1.023
 Family income −.105 .812 .368 .900 .007 .003 .958 1.007
 Job grade (low) −1.083 .853 .356 .338 −.216 .029 .865 .805
Character strengths measured by the VIA-72
 Creativity      −.651 3.324 .068 .521
 Curiosity      1.107 10.207 .001** 3.026
 Judgment      −.041 .008 .929 .960
 Love of learning      −.019 .004 .948 .981
 Perspective      −.111 .072 .789 .895
 Love      .862 5.767 .016* 2.367
 Kindness      −.596 1.635 .201 .551
 Social intelligence      −.003 .000 .994 .997
 Teamwork      −.321 .602 .438 .726
 Fairness      −.489 1.035 .309 .613
 Leadership      .068 .024 .878 1.071
Statistics of the model
 -2LL 191.244 166.292
 Model χ2 9.762 (df = 4), p = .045* 34.714 (df = 15), p = .003**
 Step χ2 9.762 (df = 4), p = .045* 24.951 (df = 11), p = .009**
 Nagelkerke R2 .087 .284
 Classification Accuracy (%) 62.1 69.0
  1. *p < .05, **p < .01, ***p < .001. VIA-72, 24 Character Strength Alphas Values in Action Survey-72; Sig., significance; OR, odds ratio