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Table 4 Predictors of psychological wellness based on four-step hierarchical regression analysis (n = 284)

From: Social determinants of psychological wellness for children and adolescents in rural NSW

 SDQ Total Problem ScoreSDQ Emotional SymptomsSDQ Conduct ProblemsSDQ Hyperactivity-InattentionSDQ Peer ProblemsSDQ Prosocial Behaviour
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1. Personal Factors0.04*** 0.01 0.11*** 0.05*** 0.03** 0.03** 
Age− 0.16**− 0.150.12*0.12−0.32***− 0.31− 0.14*− 0.19− 0.17**− 0.16− 0.04−0.04
Sex (1 = male)− 0.15**−0.15− 0.05−0.05− 0.10−0.10− 0.20**−0.19− 0.07− 0.070.20**0.19
2. Family Factors0.14*** 0.07*** 0.16** 0.09** 0.01*** 0.03 
Household Income
 Low vs high0.17**0.140.17*0.14−0.15*0.130.040.040.17*0.14−0.03−0.02
 Medium vs high0.14*0.120.110.090.17*0.140.15*0.12−0.02− 0.020.050.04
 Sense of Community−0.26***−0.25− 0.21***−0.19− 0.17**−0.16− 0.19**−0.18− 0.19**−0.180.090.09
Employment status
 Unemployed vs employed0.080.080.040.030.060.060.060.060.090.09−0.05− 0.05
 Unemployed vs home− 0.53**− 0.14− 0.14*− 0.13− 015**− 0.14−0.10− 0.09−0.06− 0.060.050.05
3. Community SES0.14 0.07 0.16 0.09 0.09 0.03 
IRSAD−.000−0.00−0.06− 0.050.060.060.000.000.000.00−0.01− 0.01
4. Rurality0.13 0.06 0.16 0.09 0.09 0.02 
ASGC groups
 Outer Regional vs Inner Regional−0.06−0.05−0.01−0.01− 0.02−0.02− 0.09−0.07− 0.05−0.040.030.03
 Remote vs Inner Regional−0.010.01−0.01−0.010.090.07−0.02−0.02− 0.01−0.010.080.06
 Very Remote vs Inner Regional−0.02−0.02− 0.07−0.060.010.01−0.04−0.040.040.040.020.02
  1. Note. a model values are adjusted r2, individual variables are β;bpart correlations; *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, *** p < 0.001