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Table 3 Hierarchical regression of personality and buffer variables on subjective wellbeing

From: The management of subjective quality of life by short-stay hospital patients: An exploratory study

  TIME 1 TIME 2 TIME 3
Step R2 (change) P = sr2 R2 (change) P = sr2 R2 (change) P = sr2
1 .69 .000   .36 .000   .26 .002  
Extroversion   .000 14.0   .007 12.0   .02 10.9
Neuroticism   .000 26.7   .017 9.3   .10 4.8
2 .06 .069   .30 .000   .33 .000  
Extroversion   .002 7.0   .06 3.2   .46 0.6
Neuroticism   .01 5.9   .62 0.2   .30 1.2
Sec. Control   .85 0.0   .93 0.0   .93 0.0
Prim. Control   .59 0.2   .86 0.0   .21 1.7
Optimism   .73 0.1   .04 4.3   .02 6.7
Self-esteem   .02 3.8   .004 8.3   .24 1.5
3 .01 .31   .01 .35   .00 .96  
Extroversion   .002 7.7   .13 2.2   .46 0.6
Neuroticism   .007 5.3   .58 0.3   .30 1.2
Sec. Control   .91 0.0   .99 0.0   .93 0.0
Prim. Control   .65 0.1   .74 0.1   .26 1.4
Optimism   .70 0.1   .05 3.7   .03 5.3
Self-esteem   .01 3.7   .006 7.7   .25 1.5
Cog. Flex   .31 0.7   .36 0.8   .96 0.0
Adjusted R2 .708    .606    .596