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Table 5 Correlation between the discriminant functions of risk factors and each risk factor for the groups

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

Predictor Discriminant function
  Function 1 Function 2 Function 3
Psychiatric severity 0.872 a −0.070 −0.169
Personality traits 0.318 a 0.063 −0.120
SMFQ 0.308 a 0.125 −0.053
SDQ relational problems 0.239 a −0.164 −0.108
Safe in school −0.236 a 0.153 0.070
Resent going to school 0.190a 0.082 −0.084
Perception of own health −0.181a −0.146 0.129
Being bullied 0.163a −0.059 0.027
Chronic illness 0.120a −0.038 0.029
Used narcotics 0.168 0.546 a 0.439
Used cannabis 0.116 0.301 a 0.093
Mother working −0.021 −0.279 a 0.098
SDQ behavioural problems 0.138 0.256 a 0.022
No. of close friends 0.127 0.242 a 0.236
Negative life events 0.191 0.222 a −0.094
Living with parents −0.161 −0.215 a 0.064
Drinking least every week 0.077 0.178a −.113
Mother's education −0.063 −0.159a 0.076
Contact with teacher −0.043 0.135a 0.070
Learning difficulties −0.037 0.126a 0.099
School size 0.013 0.063a −.038
Leisure time activities −0.088 −0.134 0.370 a
Age 0.029 0.160 −.319 a
SDQ hyperactivity 0.120 0.177 −0.305 a
Treated with respect at school −0.084 −0.096 0.303 a
Exercising −0.056 −0.208 0.231 a
Resilience −0.184 −0.030 0.207 a
Father working −0.101 −0.165 0.187a
Sex 0.090 0.019 0.146a
Family economy 0.039 −0.068 0.100a
Father education −0.039 0.032 0.078a
Canonical R 0.868 0.516 0.371
Eigenvalue 3.06 0.363 0.160
  1. aLargest absolute correlation between each variable and any discriminant function. The highest loading items on each function are italicized.