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Table 4 Linear regression of RANAS psychosocial factors explaining the safe drinking water collection

From: The link between mental health and safe drinking water behaviors in a vulnerable population in rural Malawi

Factor group Behavioral factors M (SD) β B
Risk factors Vulnerability 1.96 (1.23) .012 .016
Severity 4.14 (.99) −.036 −.056
Health knowledge 9.97 (1.80) .009 .008
Attitude factors Belief effort 2.09 (1.66) −.065** −.060
Belief time consuming 1.91 (1.51) .054 .055
Belief distance (far away) 2.52 (1.67) −.114*** −.105
Belief certain for prevent. 3.93 (1.26) .006 .007
Feelings 4.07 (1.22) −.042 −.053
Norm factors Others’ behavior househ. 3.94 (1.53) .239*** .241
Others’ behavior village 3.93 (1.45) .341*** .361
Others’ approval 4.15 (1.16) .000 .000
Personal obligation 4.16 (1.29) −.045 −.054
Ability factors Confidence in perform. 3.93 (1.33) .052 .061
Difficult water 1.96 (1.55) −.080* −.080
Difficult time 1.72 (1.37) −.043 −.048
Barriers distance 3.77 (1.35) −.032 −.037
Self-regulation factors Coping plan .30 (.46) .007 .022
Commitment (committed) 4.00 (1.21) −.019 −.024
Commitment (important) 4.25 (1.06) .012 .017
Remembering (pay attent.) 3.68 (1.36) .102** .115
Remembering (forg. Last 24 h) 2.15 (1.68) −.068** −.062
Additional factor Communication 3.85 (1.26) .110*** .134
  1. Note. *p ≤ .05, **p ≤ .01, ***p ≤ .001. Adj. R2 = .74.6, N = 621. All responses were recorded on 5-point Likert scales with choices from “1 - not at all” to “5 – very much”. Coping plan scale: 0–1 (No/Yes). Health Knowledge: sum scale (0–15)