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Table 6 Effect of baseline demographics of the study participants on their SOC-13 score

From: Validation of the factor structure and psychometric characteristics of the Arabic adaptation of the sense of coherence SOC-13 scale: a confirmatory factor analysis

Factor Mean of SOC-13 score T test (F test) value P value
Sex    
Males 56.5 t = 7.7822 1.803 × 10–14
Females 49.3   
Age    
18–25 48.3 F = 20.92 < 2 × 10–16
26–33 53.9   
34–41 55.8   
42–49 60.8   
50–57 59.2   
Over 58 48.2   
Marital status    
Married 57.0 F = 21.51 1.39 × 10–13
Widow 61.0   
Single 49.4   
Divorced 53.3   
Employment    
Employee 57.8 F = 50.46 < 2 × 10–16
Student 48.4   
Unemployed 49.3   
Region    
Central 53.3 F = 3.908 0.00369
Eastern 49.5   
Northern 55.7   
Southern 51.6   
Western 51.1   
Psychiatric history Yes = 47.3 3.1289 0.002195
  No = 52.5   
Current mental issues Yes = 39.8 15.121 < 2 × 10–16
  No = 54.7   
On psych medications Yes = 46.0 3.211 0.00198
  No = 52.4   
Ruqia history Yes = 46.9 6.3599 4.757 × 10−10
  No = 53.6   
Smoking Yes = 51.8 0.2093 0.8344
  No = 52.1   
Substance use Yes = 45.0 2.2371 0.0358
  No = 52.2   
Psychological issues Yes = 46.4 13.724 < 2 × 10–16
  No = 58.1