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Table 7 Single-mediator analyses of the effect of education and work characteristics on self-rated health in Finland

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
T11.852 (.159)**−.107 (.034)**−.198 (−.506;-.110)*−.420 (.089)**T1.775 (.152)**−.107 (.034) **−.083 (−.152;-.027)*−.205 (.059)**
T2    T2    
T3    T3    
T4    T4    
Psychosocial demandsPsychosocial demands
T1−2.613 (.161)**.072 (.036)−.188 (−.337;-.004)*−.419 (.092)**T1−1.285 (.152)**.072 (.036)−.093 (−.191;-.001)*−.199 (.063)**
T2    T2    
T3    T3    
T4    T4    
Variation in tasksVariation in tasks
T1−0.962 (.134)**.077 (.037)*−.074 (−.151;-.004)*−.437(.081)**T1−0.320 (.130)*.077 (.037)*−.025 (−.062;.0001)−.212 (.057)**
T2    T2    
T3    T3    
T4    T4    
AutonomyAutonomy
T1− 2.075(.141)**.113 (.032)**−.234 (−.370;-.105)*−.409(.090)**T1−0.957 (.127)**.113 (.032)**−.108 (−.179;-.047)*−.193 (.061)**
T2    T2    
T3    T3    
T4    T4    
  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, and type of exit