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Table 4 Single-mediator models of working conditions in the association between sex/gender and depressive symptoms

From: Sex and gender differences in depressive symptoms in older workers: the role of working conditions

  Sex Gender
Mediator a path
B (95%CI)a
b path
B (95%CI)a
c’ path
B (95%CI)a
Indirect effect
B (95%CI)a
a path
B (95%CI)a
b path
B (95%CI)a
c’ path
B (95%CI)a
Indirect effect
B (95%CI)a
Physical demands 0.30
(-0.15;0.75)
-0.13
(-1.53;1.27)
1.71
(0.30;3.12)*
-0.04
(-0.72;0.57)
1.00
(0.53;1.46)**
-0.48
(-1.91;0.96)
1.96
(0.51;3.42)**
-0.48
(-2.08;0.94)
Psychosocial demands -0.02
(-0.48;0.43)
-0.49
(-1.90;0.91)
1.70
(0.29;3.11)*
0.01
(-0.54;0.37)
-0.04
(-0.50;0.41)
-0.48
(-1.88;0.92)
1.84
(0.43;3.25)*
0.02
(-0.36;0.57)
Cognitive demands -0.21
(-0.68;0.26)
0.04
(-1.41;1.49)
1.70
(0.29;3.11)*
-0.01
(-0.61;0.45)
-1.03
(-1.54;-0.53)**
0.42
(-1.07;1.90)
1.94
(0.49;3.39)**
-0.43
(-2.02;1.16)
Autonomy -0.41
(-0.87;0.05)
-1.65
(-3.06;-0.24)*
1.53
(0.13;2.94)*
0.68
(-0.07;1.79)
-0.63
(-1.09;-1.56)**
-1.57
(-2.99;-0.16)*
1.62 (0.20;3.04)* 0.98
(0.09;2.32)*
Variation in tasks -0.24
(-0.72;0.25)
-2.24
(-3.68;-0.80)**
1.51
(0.11;2.92)*
0.53
(-0.52;2.07)
-0.50
(-1.00;-0.01)*
-2.13
(-3.57;-0.68)**
1.67
(0.26;3.09)*
1.07
(0.03;2.64)*
Social support -0.14
(-0.61;0.33)
-1.35
(-2.79;0.09)
1.65
(0.25;3.05)*
0.19
(-0.58;1.07)
-0.19
(-0.66;0.28)
-1.33
(-2.77;0.10)
1.79
(0.38;3.20)*
0.25
(-0.38;1.34)
  1. aB adjusted for age
  2. *p < 0.05
  3. **p < 0.01