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Table 3 Main effects of work and general personality traits on cortisol concentrations (unstandardized coefficients)

From: The moderating role of personality traits in the relationship between work and salivary cortisol: a cross-sectional study of 401 employees in 34 Canadian companies

  At awakening After 30 min 2 p.m. 4 p.m. At bedtime
Fixed part      
    Constant (Day off) 2.904** 3.108** 1.940** 1.574** 1.015**
    Workday 1 0.136** 0.354** −0.016 −0.038 0.040
    Workday 2 0.185** 0.387** −0.019 −0.088* 0.073
WORK      
    Skill utilization −0.016 −0.013 −0.014 −0.007 0.016
    Decision authority 0.015 0.003 0.023 −0.009 −0.027
    Psychological demands −0.005 0.001 −0.015 −0.000 −0.035**
    Physical demands −0.037 −0.041 −0.017 0.025 0.018
    Number of hours worked −0.003 −0.003 0.010 0.001 0.001
    Work schedule (irregular) 0.050 0.024 0.072 0.040 0.231
    Support from coworkers −0.025 −0.017 −0.004 −0.026 0.000
    Support from supervisors 0.007 0.013 −0.009 0.011 −0.016
    Job insecurity −0.026 −0.020 −0.040 −0.061* −0.080*
PERSONALITY      
    Extraversion 0.012 0.002 0.003 0.013 0.009
    Agreeableness −0.028* −0.015 −0.031* −0.034 −0.019
    Neuroticism 0.018 −0.010 −0.009 0.011 0.016
    Conscientiousness −0.001 0.006 −0.007 0.012 0.009
    Openness 0.007 −0.000 −0.000 0.005 −0.011
Random part and fit      
    σ2 (companies) 0.023** 0.028** 0.025** 0.021 0.026
    σ2 (employees) 0.106** 0.129** 0.145** 0.251** 0.357**
    σ2 (samples) 0.220** 0.250** 0.258** 0.316** 0.419**
     χ2 12862.2** 12725.0** 12735.9** 12456.4** 12176.1**
    df 36 36 36 36 36
  1. Note A: *p ≤ 0.05 and **p ≤ 0.01
  2. Note B: The following variables were controlled for in all models: gender, age, educational level, household income, social support outside the workplace, stressful childhood events, marital status, parental status, marital stress, parental stress, smoking, BMI, alcohol, psychotropic drugs, chronic health problems, physical activity, season, time of awakening