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Table 5 Effect of We Act on sense of belonging in the school at the six-month follow-up

From: Building school-based social capital through ‘We Act - Together for Health’ – a quasi-experimental study

  Sense of belonging in the school (%) Effect (Intervention vs. Control)a
  Baseline Follow-up   
Overall n = 547 Intervention Control Intervention Control OR (95% CI) p-value
Intervention      0.54 (0.37–0.79) ** 0.002
Sense of belonging in the school
 High 63 67 56 65   
 Moderate 13 13 13 17   
 Low 23 20 31 18   
  1. OR odds ratio
  2. *p ≤ 0.05; **p ≤ 0.01; ***p ≤ 0.001
  3. a) At the individual level, the model adjusted for gender, age, migration status, baseline values for sense of belonging and for SES. At the class level, the model adjusted for grade, while at the school level, the model adjusted for the intervention. Grade and baseline values for sense of belonging in the school appeared as significant covariates in the final model