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Table 7 Correlations between scale scores and respondents' characteristics †

From: Development and preliminary validation of a questionnaire to measure satisfaction with home care in Greece: an exploratory factor analysis of polychoric correlations

Scale/Characteristic Socio-Economic Change Staff Skills & Attitudes Service Appropriateness Service Planning
Overall Satisfaction Scale 0.689*** 0.653*** 0.402*** 0.336**
  (0.570)*** (0.536)*** (0.337)*** (0.269)**
  [0.472]*** [0.806]*** [0.434]*** [0.391]**
Socio-Economic Change - 0.542*** 0.491*** 0.158**
  - (0.426)*** (0.388)*** (0.123)**
  - [0.675]*** [0.480]*** [0.261]***
Staff Skills & Attitudes 0.542*** - 0.425*** 0.176**
  (0.426)*** - (0.347)*** (0.139)**
  [0.675]*** - [0.518]*** [0.296]***
Service Appropriateness 0.491*** 0.425*** - 0.058
  (0.388)*** (0.347)*** - -0.049
  [0.480]*** [0.518]*** - [0.115]**
Service Planning 0.158** 0.176** 0.058 -
  (0.123)** (0.139)** -0.049 -
  [0.261]*** [0.296]*** [0.115]** -
Age 0.005 -0.060 0.076 0.127
  (0.004) (-0.048) (0.060) -0.103
  [0.045] [-0.073] [0.054] [0.160]
Education -0.103 -0.024 -0.105 -0.130
  (-0.078) (-0.019) (-0.090) (-0.110)
  [-0.132] [-0.077] [-0.122] [-0.143]
Visit Frequency 0.026 0.076 -0.019 0.033
  (0.019) (0.063) (-0.013) (0.026)
  [0.060] [0.107] [0.006] [0.043]**
Income -0.215)*** -0.150** -0.157** -0.130
  (-0.169)*** (-0.123)** (-0.126)** (-0.108)
  [-0.203]* [-0.091]* [-0.127]* [-0.180]
Enrolment Duration 0.090 0.026 0.183*** 0.114
  (0.068) (0.022) (0.142)** (0.087)
  [0.074] [0.043] [0.177] [0.096]*
  1. † Data outside parentheses are Spearman's correlations, whereas figures inside them represent Kendall's Tau b correlations. Polychoric or polyserial correlations are reported inside brackets.
  2. *** p < 0.01 (2-tailed).
  3. ** p < 0.05 (2-tailed).
  4. * p < 0.10 (2-tailed).
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