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Table 3 Hierarchical linear regression analysis results

From: The mediating role of self-efficacy in the relationship between Big five personality and depressive symptoms among Chinese unemployed population: a cross-sectional study

Variables Depressive symptoms
step 1(β) step 2(β) step 3(β)
Block 1    
Gender -0.026* -0.018 -0.026
Age -0.077 0.009 0.007
Dummy_m1 -0.041 -0.040 -0.025
Dummy_m2 0.103** 0.046* 0.042*
Dummy_e1 -0.068* -0.036 -0.026
Dummy_e2 -0.074* -0.039 -0.029
Chronic Disease 0.113** 0.059** 0.061**
Household monthly income -0.172** -0.124** -0.107**
Duration of unemployment 0.085** 0.063** 0.060**
Block 2    
Extraversion   -0.111** -0.083**
Agreeableness   -0.219** -0.195**
Conscientiousness   -0.099** -0.067**
Neuroticism   0.280** 0.178**
Openness   0.020 0.060**
Block 3    
Self-efficacy    -0.264**
R2 0.087 0.334 0.377
Δ R2 0.087 0.247 0.043
  1. *P < 0.05**P < 0.01 (two-tailed).
  2. Dummy_m1 means “Single” vs. “Married/Cohabitation”, Dummy_m2 means “Divorced/Widow/Separated” vs. “Married/Cohabitation”;.
  3. Dummy_e1 means “Senior high school” vs. “Middle school or under”, Dummy_e2 means “College or above” vs. “Middle school or under”.