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Table 4 Correlates of continuum belief of mental disorders (N = 500)

From: Correct recognition and continuum belief of mental disorders in a nursing student population

   β 95% CI p-value
Age group <21 years Ref. - - -
21 years and above −0.090 −0.337 0.158 0.476
Gender Female Ref. - - -
Male −0.005 −0.257 0.246 0.966
Ethnicity Chinese Ref. - - -
Malay 0.009 −0.230 0.248 0.940
Indian and Others −0.054 −0.331 0.222 0.700
Monthly household income Below 2000 Ref. - - -
2000–3999 0.039 −0.194 0.272 0.743
4000 and above −0.073 −0.303 0.158 0.535
Education Vocational Ref. - - -
Diploma 0.161 −0.125 0.448 0.269
Tertiary 0.059 −0.307 0.426 0.750
Stage of nursing education 1st year Ref. - - -
2nd year −0.299 −0.595 −0.003 0.047
3rd year −0.061 −0.458 0.336 0.763
4th year −0.431 −0.832 −0.030 0.035
5th year 0.227 −0.372 0.826 0.457
Lecture and small group teaching Attended Ref. - - -
Not attended −0.103 −0.376 0.169 0.456
Clinical placement Attended Ref. - - -
Not attended 0.129 −0.167 0.426 0.393
Vignette type Schizophrenia Ref. - - -
Depression 0.415 0.116 0.714 0.007
Dementia 0.234 −0.064 0.532 0.123
OCD 0.449 0.156 0.742 0.003
Alcohol abuse 0.262 −0.032 0.557 0.081
Has experience dealing with someone having problems similar to “X” No Ref. - - -
Yes −0.133 −0.339 0.072 0.202
Has friends and family with problems similar to “X” No Ref. - - -
Yes 0.413 0.189 0.638 <0.001
  1. CI confidence interval, β beta coefficient