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Table 3 QoL scores depending on perceived social support from different providers, separately for girls and boys

From: Perceived social support and quality of life among adolescents in residential youth care: a cross-sectional study

Support provider and QoL-score Girls Boys
Perceived support Perceived support
No Yes Difference No Yes Difference
n Mean n Mean Estimate [95% CI] p n Mean n Mean Estimate [95% CI] p
Mother             
 Overall QoL 55 49.36 114 50.26 − .900 [− 7.85 to 6.05] .80 39 64.26 90 67.11 − 2.844 [− 10.00 to 4.31] .43
 PWB 55 50.68 114 49.12 1.559 [− 6.53 to 9.65] .70 39 67.15 90 70.56 − 3.408 [− 11.04 to 4.22] .38
 EWB 55 57.84 114 59.70 − 1.863 [− 9.80 to 6.07] .64 39 69.55 90 72.15 − 2.602 [− 10.82 to 5.61] .53
 Self-esteem 55 39.55 114 41.94 − 2.395 [− 10.49 to 5.70] .56 39 56.09 90 58.61 − 2.521 [− 13.10 to 8.06] .64
 Schoola 38 48.87 65 50.66 − 1.782 [− 9.41 to 5.85] .64 30 61.69 60 67.90 − 6.215 [− 14.09 to 1.66] .12
Father             
 Overall QoL 97 48.71 72 51.65 − 2.938 [− 9.51 to 3.63] .38 60 65.90 69 66.55 − .643 [− 7.25 to 5.96] .85
 PWB 97 48.52 72 51.13 − 2.610 [− 10.27 to 5.05] .50 60 69.90 69 69.20 .693 [− 6.35 to 7.74] .85
 EWB 97 56.64 72 62.41 − 5.777 [− 13.25 to 1.69] .13 60 71.25 69 71.47 − .217 [− 7.79 to 7.36] .96
 Self-esteem 97 40.98 72 41.41 − .427 [− 8.10 to 7.25] .91 60 56.56 69 58.97 − 2.405 [− 12.15 to 7.34] .63
 Schoola 63 48.97 40 51.62 − 2.655 [− 10.20 to 4.89] .49 43 64.35 47 67.19 − 2.839 [− 10.35 to 4.67] .46
Staff             
 Overall QoL 63 47.16 106 51.63 − 4.475 [− 11.18 to 2.23] .19 41 65.35 88 66.67 − 1.321 [− 8.39 to 5.75] .71
 PWB 63 49.90 106 49.47 .431 [− 7.41 to 8.27] .91 41 67.53 88 70.45 − 2.924 [− 10.46 to 4.61] .44
 EWB 63 55.56 106 61.20 − 5.647 [− 13.29 to 2.00] .15 41 71.80 88 71.16 .634 [− 7.48 to 8.75] .88
 Self-esteem 63 36.01 106 44.22 − 8.210 [− 15.96 to − .46] .038 41 56.71 88 58.38 − 1.673 [− 12.12 to 8.77] .75
 Schoola 34 44.27 69 52.82 − 8.555 [− 16.21 to − .90] .029 27 66.83 63 65.40 1.431 [− 6.78 to 9.64] .73
Friend             
 Overall QoL 16 34.24 153 51.61 − 17.362 [− 28.17 to − 6.56] .002 15 62.22 114 66.78 − 4.554 [− 14.80 to 5.69] .38
 PWB 16 34.77 153 51.18 − 16.419 [− 29.13 to − 3.71] .012 15 64.58 114 70.18 − 5.592 [− 16.52 to 5.33] .31
 EWB 16 44.14 153 60.66 − 16.521 [− 28.97 to − 4.07] .010 15 69.58 114 71.60 − 2.018 [− 13.80 to 9.77] .74
 Self-esteem 16 23.83 153 42.97 − 19.146 [− 31.77 to − 6.52] .003 15 52.50 114 58.55 − 6.053 [− 21.19 to 9.09] .43
 Schoola 7 26.79 96 51.69 − 24.905 [− 38.70 to − 11.11] .001 12 59.95 78 66.74 − 6.787 [− 17.77 to 4.19] .22
  1. Respondents are included in the groups «No support» and «support» regarding on whether they perceive the actual support person as a source of support or not. The section for school participants only include overall QoL (consisting of the subscales PWB, EWB, Self-esteem, and School)
  2. QoL, Quality of Life; CI, confidence interval; PWB, Physical Well-Being; EWB, Emotional Well-Being
  3. aReported only by those enrolled in school, and for overall QoL only
  4. Bold: p < 0.05