Table 8

Kendall's tau b correlation coefficients of impact (dependent variables) with travel factors (independent variables) and demographic variables: spouse responses

Impact variables
Family
Staff stressHealth/safetySpouse stressChildren's behaviour
*α=0.05; **α=0.01.
Travel factors:
Days away from homer=0.146**r=0.116**r=0.138**r=0.121*
n=435n=430n=437n=271
Longest missionr=0.064r=0.135**r=0.162**r=0.155**
n=509n=505n=513n=328
Shortest time between tripsr=−0.137**r=−0.041r=−0.071r=−0.064
n=512n=509n=515n=329
Departure on or before  weekendsr=0.052r=0.071r=0.111**r=0.050
n=516n=512n=520n=333
Recuperative leave on returnr=−0.127**r=−0.189*r=−0.071r=0.084
n=517n=513n=513n=333
Last minute change in travel  datesr=0.151**r=0.066r=0.152**r=0.154**
n=517n=513n=521n=334
Change in dates affects family plansr=0.158**r=0.098**r=0.213***r=0.217**
n=506n=501n=509n=327
Missed family celebrationsr=0.234**r=0.215**r=0.264**r=0.161**
n=519n=514n=522n=335
Demographic variables:
Sexr=−0.077r=0.089*r=0.93*r=−0.025
n=517n=513n=521n=331
Ager=0.022r=−0.047r=−0.137**r=−0.078
n=519n=515n=523n=335
Childrenr=−0.086*r=0.023r=−0.218**Spouses with no children did not answer this question
n=519n=515n=523
Years staff member in WBGr=0.053r=0.064r=−0.007r=0.018
n=518n=513n=521n=334