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Table 7 Summary of hypothesis tests on full sample

From: Housing as a social determinant of health and wellbeing: developing an empirically-informed realist theoretical framework

Hypothesis Independent variable Wave 2 (WHO5) Wave 3 (WHO5) Wave 1–2 (HWB change) Wave 1–3 (HWB change)
   Rho Sig. Rho Sig. Rho Sig. Rho Sig.
1 Experience of secure, stable tenancy reduces stress and provides tenants with a secure base from which to exercise autonomy Overall satisfaction with housing organisation 0.27 0.02* 0.28 0.06 0.43 0.001*** 0.26 0.09
Comparison of current and previous experience of rentinga NA NA NA NA 0.38 0.002** 0.23 0.1
2 Quality housing provides tenants which a comfortable space in which to relax and a sense of status Rating of property quality 0.28 0.02* 0.30 0.05* 0.31 0.007** 0.29 0.05*
Satisfaction with maintenance service 0.18 0.2 0.095 0.6 0.46 0.009** −0.033 0.9
3 Affordable housing reduces financial stress and frees up income for other expenditure Rating of ability to cope financially over the last few months 0.32 0.005** 0.57 0.001*** 0.14 0.2 0.18 0.2
Rating of ability to cope with paying rent over the last few months 0.047 0.7 0.081 0.6 0.030 0.8 0.17 0.3
4 Good neighbourhood environment and supportive social/community networks around housing location reduce stress and increased opportunities for socialisation Rating of neighbourhood quality 0.46 0.001*** 0.44 0.003** 0.25 0.04* 0.20 0.2
Index created from four social support questions 0.33 0.005** 0.30 0.04* 0.28 0.02* −0.001 1.0
  1. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001. N = 75 at Wave 2, N = 45 at Wave 3
  2. aThis variable is explicitly about change in rental experience and therefore was not tested against the ‘static’ WHO5 measure