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Table 3 Multinomial logistic regression analysis for associations between T1 variables and early versus late dissolutions

From: Long shadows: a prospective study of predictors of relationship dissolution over 17 child-rearing years

  Early dissolutions Late dissolutions
  Single Multiple Single Multiple
Variables OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
Emotional support from partner 0.60** 0.47 - 0.74 0.74* 0.57 - 0.94 0.66** 0.51 - 0.88 0.73* 0.55 - 0.99
Expression of criticism 1.57** 1.29 - 1.96 1.50** 1.20 - 1.98 1.05 0.78 - 1.40   
Psychological distress, HSCL 1.49** 1.17 -1.91    1.49** 1.09 - 1.98   
Temperamental emotionality 1.25* 1.00 - 1.54    1.31* 1.04 - 1.66   
Temperamental sociability 1.04 0.84 - 1.35    1.22 0.92 - 1.62 1.43* 1.07 - 1.97
Child related strains 1.25 1.00 - 1.64    1.53** 1.21 - 2.11 1.73** 1.38 - 2.35
Living condition strains 1.39** 1.14 - 1.75    1.15 0.87 - 1.49   
Age 0.52** 0.39 - 0.67 0.62** 0.44 - 0.80 0.67** 0.51 - 0.86   
Number of children 0.90 0.68 - 1.13    0.78 0.69 - 1.00   
Financial situation 0.61** 0.47 - 0.76 0.74* 0.57 - 0.96 0.89 0.68 - 1.15   
Educational length 0.58** 0.46 - 0.74 0.67** 0.50 - 0.87 0.63** 0.48 - 0.82 .59** 0.43 - 0.78
Marital status 0.58** 0.46 - 0.72 0.68** 0.57 - 0.87 0.83 0.64 - 1.10   
  1. Early dissolutions: within T2 (child age 8 years) (n = 120); Late dissolutions: between T2 and T4 (child age 8–19 years) (n = 83).
  2. Reference group = still together on T4 (child age 19 years) (n = 297).
  3. 95% Confidence intervals are based on bootstraps for parameter estimates. **p<.01: *p<.05.