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Table 3 Associations between perceived impact on work/private life, self-reported changes, MWB, and SRH

From: Impact of the COVID-19 crisis on work and private life, mental well-being and self-rated health in German and Swiss employees: a cross-sectional online survey

  Mental well-being Self-rated health
OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
Work life worsened
 Disagree (Ref.)     
 Neither/nor 0.71** 0.58–0.88 0.91 0.73–1.14
 Agree 0.61*** 0.49–0.76 0.76* 0.60–0.97
Work life improved
 Disagree (Ref.)     
 Neither/nor 0.89 0.71–1.12 0.84 0.66–1.08
 Agree 1.07 0.82–1.41 0.94 0.70–1.26
Private life worsened
 Disagree (Ref.)     
 Neither/nor 0.80* 0.65–0.99 0.66*** 0.53–0.83
 Agree 0.62*** 0.51–0.75 0.67*** 0.54–0.83
Private life improved
 Disagree (Ref.)     
 Neither/nor 1.03 0.83–1.28 1.04 0.83–1.32
 Agree 1.39** 1.08–1.80 1.10 0.83–1.46
Change to contract
 No change (Ref.)     
 Short-time (red.) 0.95 0.73–1.24 0.90 0.68–1.19
 Short-time (0) 0.57*** 0.41–0.79 0.49*** 0.35–0.70
 Job loss 0.71 0.34–1.47 0.79 0.35–1.81
Home-office
 None (Ref.)     
 Experienced 1.05 0.88–1.26 0.99 0.81–1.20
 New 1.14 0.92–1.40 1.07 0.85–1.33
Working time
 Unchanged (Ref.)     
 Decreased 1.14 0.90–1.44 1.02 0.79–1.32
 Increased 1.20 0.91–1.59 1.17 0.87–1.58
Leisure time
 Unchanged (Ref.)     
 Decreased 0.81 0.64–1.02 0.92 0.72–1.18
 Increased 1.23* 1.01–1.51 1.45** 1.16–1.82
Caring duties
 Unchanged (Ref.)     
 Decreased 1.06 0.77–1.47 0.82 0.58–1.17
 Increased 1.00 0.80–1.24 1.06 0.84–1.33
  1. Note: N = 2118
  2. * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01, *** p < 0.001
  3. Controlled for gender, age, country, and living situation