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Table 3 Single-mediator analyses of the effect of education and work characteristics on self-rated health in the Netherlands

From: Educational inequalities in health after work exit: the role of work characteristics

 Low Education   Intermediate Education 
a patha (SE)b patha (SE)ab (95% CI)c’ patha (SE)a patha (SE)b patha (SE)ab (95% CI)c’ patha (SE)
Physical demandsPhysical demands
T11.389 (.118)**−.113 (.056)*−.157 (−.317;-.006)*−.245 (.061)**T11.141 (.132)**−.113 (.056)*−.129 (−.265;-.005)*−.299 (.070)**
T2    T2    
T3    T3    
T4    T4    
T5    T5    
Psychosocial demandsPsychosocial demands
T1−3.430 (.164)**.008 (.076)−.027 (−.478;.543)−.219 (.073)**T1−2.215 (.150)**.008 (.076)−.018 (−.347;.315)−.284 (.073)**
T2 .049 (.075)−.168 (−.669;.339) T2 .049 (.075)−.109 (−.436;.219) 
T3 .177 (.079)*−.607 (−1.144;-.070)* T3 .177 (.079)*−.392 (−.745;-.045)* 
T4 .202 (.089)*−.693 (− 1.298;-.088)* T4 .202 (.089)*−.447 (−.845;-.057)* 
T5 .134 (.086)−.460 (−1.040;.123) T5 .134 (.086)−.297 (−.678;.080) 
Variation in tasksVariation in tasks
T1−4.255 (.198)**.153 (.068)*−.651 (−1.223;-.078)*−.173 (.075)*T1−2.264 (.151)**.153 (.068)*−.346 (−.656;-.041)*−.254 (.072)**
T2    T2    
T3    T3    
T4    T4    
T5    T5    
AutonomyAutonomy
T1−.384 (.131)**.007 (.074)−.003 (−.065;.058)−.269 (.062)**T1−.245 (.143).007 (.074)−.002 (−.039;.034)−.320 (.070)**
T2 .165 (.069)*−.063 (−.144;-.007)* T2 .165 (.069)*−.040 (−.080;-.007)* 
T3 .158 (.077)*−.061 (−.145;-.001)* T3 .158 (.077)*−.039 (−.082;-.002)* 
T4 .198 (.089)*−.076 (−.177;-.006)* T4 .198 (.089)*−.049 (−.099;-.006)* 
T5 .124 (.084)−.048 (−.132;.015) T5 .124 (.084)−.030 (−.076;.009) 
  1. Notes: a path = effect of education on the mediators; b path = effect of the mediators on SRH; ab = indirect effect; c’ path = direct effect of education on SRH. If there is no significant interaction with time, coefficients are presented at T1 only
  2. * p ≤ .05; ** p ≤ .01
  3. a B adjusted for age at work exit, sex, year, region, number of working hours, and type of exit