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Table 5 Correlation between Academic Improvement and Symptom Reduction on Specific Problems and specific symptom reduction associated with improvement in Academic performance

From: The feasibility of using life skills training in primary schools to improve mental health and academic performance: a pilot study in Kenya

A) Correlation between Academic Improvement and Symptom Reduction on Specific Problems
 Pearson’s Correlation English Kiswahili Mathematics Science Social
Studies
Aggregate
Marks
    a) Attention Problems 0.056 0.032 -0.062 0.03 -0.029 0.004
    b) Internalizing Problems 0.121 ** 0.01 -0.04 0.135 ** 0.037 0.113 **
    c) Externalizing Problems 0.159 ** 0.027 -0.093 * 0.145 ** 0.02 0.122 **
    d) Total Problems 0.153 ** 0.025 -0.062 0.133 ** 0.019 0.122 **
B) Coefficients from Regression of Academic Improvement and Symptom Reduction on Specific Problems
  Aggregate Scores Model 1 Model 2 Model 3 Model 4 Model 5  
    a) Attention Problems -0.01(0.18)     -0.43*(0.22)  
b) Internalizing Problems   0.29*(0.13)    -0.27(0.28)  
c) Externalizing Problems    0.41***(0.11)   0.10(0.25)  
d) Total Problems     0.38***(0.12) 0.62(0.41)  
Science scores Model 1 Model 2 Model 3 Model 4 Model 5  
a) Attention Problems 0.01(0.08)     -0.16(0.10)  
b) Internalizing Problems   0.16**(0.06)    0.04(0.13)  
c) Externalizing Problems    0.17***(0.05)   0.11(0.11)  
d) Total Problems     0.16**(0.05) 0.10(0.19)  
English Scores Model 1 Model 2 Model 3 Model 4 Model 5  
a) Attention Problems 0.07(0.05)     -0.05(0.07)  
b) Internalizing Problems   0.08*(0.04)    -0.12(0.09)  
c) Externalizing Problems    0.12***(0.03)   0.06(0.08)  
d) Total Problems     0.11***(0.03) 0.16(0.13)  
  1. Coefficients for Academic achievement gains scores are from generalized linear models; Standard errors are in the parentheses; All models included controls for gender, guardianship, marital status, father education level, mother education level, father employment, mother employment, region, class and age; *P < 0.05; **P < 0.01;***P < 0.001