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Table 5 Linear regression models for quality of life with socio-demographic characteristics, stress, social isolation, and agreement between experienced and preferred working management style (n = 182)

From: Stress, health and quality of life of female migrant domestic workers in Singapore: a cross-sectional study

  Dependent variable (Beta coefficients, p-value)
Independent variables Overall QoL Satisfaction with health Physical health Psychological health Social relationships Environment
Block 1: Socio-demographics Adj-R2 = 13.2% Adj-R2 = 5.8% Adj-R2 = 1.8% Adj-R2 = 8.5% Adj-R2 = 4.2% Adj-R2 = 15.7%
 Age (years) 0.216 (p = 0.009) −0.029 (p = 0.738) 0.047 (p = 0.584) 0.207 (p = 0.013) 0.077 (p = 0.385) 0.170 (p = 0.027)
 Country of origin (ref. Indonesia) 0.217 (p = 0.006) 0.174 (p = 0.036) 0.001 (p = 0.996) −0.016 (p = 0.836) 0.103 (p = 0.218) 0.209 (p = 0.005)
Block 2: Stress Adj-R2 = 7.1% Adj-R2 = 5.6% Adj-R2 = 5.6% Adj-R2 = 7.8% Adj-R2 = 3.4% Adj-R2 = 6.4%
 Do you feel stressed? (ref. Yes) −0.250 (p = 0.002) −0.243 (p = 0.005) −0.197 (p = 0.021) −0.236 (p = 0.004) −0.110 (p = 0.205) −0.167 (p = 0.029)
Block 3: Social isolation Adj-R2 = 0.7% Adj-R2 = 0.3% Adj-R2 = 3.0% Adj-R2 = 2.8% Adj-R2 = 5.2% Adj-R2 = 7.9%
 Friendship Scale 0.120 (p = 0.158) 0.056 (p = 0.531) 0.201 (p = 0.025) 0.201 (p = 0.019) 0.277 (p = 0.003) 0.319 (p < 0.001)
Block 4: X-Y Theory Questionnaire Adj-R2 = 0.8% Adj-R2 = 1.1% Adj-R2 = 3.4% Adj-R2 = 1.7% Adj-R2 = 0.1% Adj-R2 = 3.0%
 Agreement 0.115 (p = 0.118) 0.150 (p = 0.055) 0.203 (p = 0.009) 0.150 (p = 0.044) 0.062 (p = 0.428) 0.187 (p = 0.007)
% Variance Explained by the final model 21.8% 12.8% 13.8% 20.8% 12.9% 33.0%
  1. This table presents the models in which linear regression was used to examine the impact of socio-demographic characteristics, stress, social isolation, and agreement between experienced and preferred working management style on quality of life for study participants