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Table 4 Multivariable linear regression model exploring effect of parent survey responses on parents’ mental wellbeing

From: The COV-ED Survey: exploring the impact of learning and teaching from home on parent/carers’ and teachers’ mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19 lockdown

  Multivariable model
Factor Coefficient (95% CI) p-value
I have someone to support me with my mental health and wellbeing
  No Ref  
  Yes 4.15 (2.19 – 6.11)  < 0.001
My child has access to their own laptop/computer/tablet/smartphone to complete school work
  Strongly agree Ref  
  Agree -0.22(-2.08 – 1.64)  
  Neutral -1.78 (-5.80 – 2.24)  
  Disagree/strongly disagree -5.87 (-8.85 – -2.88) 0.002
Working from home at the same time as supporting my child with learning is easy to coordinate
  Strongly agree/agree Ref  
  Neutral -2.54 (-5.29 – 0.20)  
  Disagree -2.86 (-5.32 – -0.40)  
  Strongly disagree -6.28 (-8.85 – -3.61)  < 0.001
I feel supported by my child’s school and/or teacher and know who to contact if I have any problems with learning from home
  Strongly agree Ref  
  Agree -4.49 (-7.16 – -1.82)  
  Neutral -4.29 (7.22 – 1.37)  
  Disagree/strongly disagree -5.46 (-8.34 – -2.57) 0.003
I feel capable and confident using technology to support my child with learning from home
  Strongly agree Ref  
  Agree -2.32 (-4.65 – 0.00)  
  Neutral -2.31 (-5.12 – 0.50)  
  Disagree/strongly disagree -5.02 (-8.03 – -2.01) 0.01
My child’s mental health and wellbeing has been affected by learning from home
  No Ref  
  Yes -4.25 (-6.11 – -2.38)  < 0.001