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Table 5 Linear regression of RANAS psychosocial factors explaining the water transportation and storage in specific container with lid

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 1.78 (1.11) −.061 −.067
Severity 4.25 (.94) −.248*** −.322
Health knowledge 10.40 (1.60) −.036 −.027
Attitude factors Belief effort 1.56 (1.30) −.021 −.020
Belief time consuming 1.56 (1.28) .020 .019
Belief expensive 1.29 (.80) .026 .039
Belief certain for prevention 4.31 (1.05) −.136 −.159
Feelings 4.38 (.94) .124 .162
Norm factors Others’ behavior househ. 4.35 (1.19) .374*** .386
Others’ behavior village 3.56 (1.25) −.155* −.152
Others approval 4.49 (.88) .023 .032
Personal obligation 2.71 (1.76) −.125 −.087
Ability factors Confidence in performance 4.21 (1.03) .173 .205
Difficult time 1.21 (.70) −.024 −.042
Self-regulation factors Coping plan .25 (.43) .030 .086
Commitment (committed) 4.32 (.97) .076 .096
Commitment (important) 4.31 (1.07) −.055 −.063
Remembering (pay attention) 4.06 (1.17) .157 .165
Remembering (forgetting last 24 h) 1.71 (1.28) −.124 −.119
Additional factor Communication 3.79 (1.23) .176* .175
  1. Note. *p ≤ .05, **p ≤ .01, ***p ≤ .001. Adj. R2 = .409. N = 170. 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)