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Table 3 Psychosocial problems in high- and low-absent anxious students

From: Anxiety as a risk factor for school absenteeism: what differentiates anxious school attenders from non-attenders?

Variable High absence Low absence   Significance Whole sample a
  high anxiety high anxiety    (N= 865)
  (N= 21) (N= 73) t Value ( df) χ2( df)   
Negative life events 4.32 (2.58) 3.25 (2.39) 1.70 (86)   0.093 1.88 (1.87)
Resilience 3.24 (0.76) 3.50 (0.61) −1.54 (80)   0.127 3.99 (0.63)
No. of close friends 4.04 (1.35) 4.76 (0.54) −3.66 (82.53)   0.000 4.62 (0.85)
Family economy 3.29 (1.52) 2.88 (1.16) 1.14 (27.17)   0.263 2.54 (1.11)
Categorical variables       
  Father working (% yes) 87.5 81.8   0.29 (1) 0.588 92.4
  Mother working (% yes) 68.8 68.1   0.002 (1) 0.961 82.5
  Being bullied at school (% yes) 10 35.7   4.89 (1) 0.027 8.4
  Feeling safe in school (% yes) 28.57 36.62   0.166 (1) 0.683 89.8
  Treated with respect in school (% yes) 95.20 81.94   4.21 (1) 0.040 94.60
Chronic illness (% yes) 42.86 35.62   0.589 (1) 0.443 30.6
  Perception of own health (% bad) 66.67 41.10   4.28 (1) 0.038 15.1
  1. aThe whole sample is included for comparison.