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Table 5 Correlations between belief type scores and indicators of sample heterogeneity

From: Illness causal beliefs in Turkish immigrants

  Gender Age Mar Stat Educat Urban Origin Satisf Aust Arriv Cohort Accult Eng Prof Health Invalid GHQ Sympts
INFECT: Infection/Infestation -.08 -.09 1 -.03 .17 2 .11 1 -.15 2 .17 2 .13 2 -.03 -.01 -.17 2 -.02
PHTR: Physical Stress -.02 .00 .03 .14 2 .16 2 -.12 1 .12 2 .10 1 -.03 .05 -.07 .05
PSTR: Psychological Stress .00 .00 .05 .15 2 .12 1 -.16 2 .08 .13 2 -.01 .09 -.03 .13 2
LITR: Life Events/Circumstances Stress -.02 .04 .08 .16 2 .17 2 -.13 1 .08 .13 2 .02 .10 1 .00 .111
ORGAN: Organic Deterioration .04 -.04 .08 .21 2 .17 2 -.14 2 .13 2 .17 2 .03 .03 -.10 1 .09 1
ACCID: Accident Plus -.04 -.02 .05 .16 2 .21 2 -.15 2 .16 2 .12 1 -.07 .02 -.05 .02
FATE .11 1 .17 2 .11 1 -.22 2 .01 -.08 -.10 1 -.16 2 -.09 .20 2 .18 2 .18 2
OMEN: Ominous Sensations .17 2 .03 .13 2 -.11 1 -.04 -.08 -.05 -.11 1 -.10 1 .18 2 .07 .26 2
CONTA: Contagion .04 -.12 1 -.03 .04 .04 .07 .02 .11 1 .11 1 -.04 .00 -.03
RETA: Accidental Mystical Retribution .04 .05 .03 -.05 -.06 -.02 -.02 -.04 -.04 .08 .01 .08
RETN: Non-accidental Mystical Retribution .03 .12 1 .08 -.05 -.10 1 -.10 1 -.01 -.08 -.08 .10 1 .05 .12 1
MAGIC: Animistic/Magical .17 2 .11 1 .14 2 -.20 2 -.11 1 -.10 1 -.04 -.13 2 .13 2 .21 2 .14 2 .10 1
NATURAL -.03 -.02 .05 .19 2 .18 2 -.17 2 .15 2 .15 2 -.02 .05 -.08 .08
SUPERNAT .15 2 .08 .12 1 -.14 2 -.07 -.08 -.05 -.11 1 -.06 .19 2 .11 1 .20 2
META .00 .06 .11 1 .10 1 .12 2 -.03 -.03 .05 .06 .10 1 -.02 .13 2
  1. 1p < .05; 2p < .01; degrees of freedom range between 439 and 443 depending on missing values
  2. NOTE: higher scores for all belief scale reflect higher endorsement of items;
  3. Abbreviations: NATURAL = sum of natural types; SUPERNAT = sum of supernatural types; META = sum of metaphysical scales; Gender (female); Age (older); Mar Stat (Marital Status: divorced/widowed/separated); Educat (Education: higher education); Arriv Cohort (Arrival period cohort: recent arrival); Satisf Aust (Satisfaction with Australia: higher satisfaction); Accult (Acculturation: higher acculturation score); Eng Prof (English Proficiency: higher proficiency); Health (Self reported health: presence of illness; Invalid (Invalid status: invalidity; GHQ Sympts (sum of endorsed GHQ-60 symptoms: more symptoms)