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Table 6 Single-mediator analyses of the effect of education and work characteristics on self-rated health in Germany

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
T1.266 (.173)−.266 (.061)**−.071 (−.178;.020)−.156 (.086)T1.151 (.131)−.266 (.061)**−.040 (−.163;.053)−.105 (.060)
T2    T2    
T3    T3    
T4    T4    
Psychosocial demandsPsychosocial demands
T1−.618 (.210)**−.261 (.078)**.161 (.038;.331)*−.189 (.088)**T1−.820 (.129)**−.261 (.078)**.214 (.083;.370)*−.139 (.061)*
T2 −.128 (.085).079 (−.024;.218) T2 −.128 (.085).105 (−.028;.253) 
T3 −.150 (.084).092 (−.010;.238) T3 −.150 (.084).123 (−.012;.273) 
T4 .029 (.137)−.018 (−.210;.160) T4 .029 (.137)−.024 (−.252;.204) 
  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