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Table 4 Potential moderation by social support in the relationship between childhood adversity and overall QoL

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

  Overall QoL
Girls (N = 148) Boys (N = 112)
b 95% CI p b 95% CI p
Lower Upper Lower Upper
CAS − 4.37 − 7.34 − 1.40 .004 − 2.76 − 6.13 .618 .11
Overall SSQ-N*CAS − 1.28 − 3.47 .92 .25 − .97 − 3.34 1.41 .42
Mother supp.*CAS − 3.12 − 9.41 3.17 .33 − 2.56 − 9.68 4.57 .48
Father supp. * CAS − 2.63 − 8.63 3.37 .39 − 4.81 − 11.65 2.03 .17
Staff supp. * CAS − 2.07 − 8.66 4.53 .54 .09 − 6.88 7.06 .98
Friend supp. * CAS 3.81 − 4.64 12.27 .37 − 3.65 − 15.57 8.28 .55
  1. The first line shows the regression coefficient for the CAS as independent variable. The rest of the table shows the coefficient for the interaction between a social support variable and the CAS, in an analysis including these variables and their interaction. All analyses are adjusted for age
  2. QoL, Quality of Life; overall SSQ-N, total number of different types of support persons; CAS, Childhood Adversity Scale
  3. Bold: p < 0.05