Table 4

Fixed effect regression model regarding working hours in main job (annually) on scores of the Short Form 36 (SF-36) Mental Component Summary, the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) study, 2001–2012, results stratified by occupational skill level and gender (persons=18 420, observations=90 637)*

Coefficient95% CIp Value
35–40 hoursReference1
34 or underLowest skill0.09−0.36 to 0.530.708
Medium skill−0.08−0.43 to 0.280.668
High skill0.23−0.13 to 0.590.213
41–48Lowest skill−0.12−0.57 to 0.330.61
Medium skill0.06−0.24 to 0.370.688
High skill−0.29−0.60 to 0.010.059
49–59Lowest skill−0.18−0.75 to 0.390.527
Medium skill−0.36−0.76 to 0.050.083
High skill−0.69−1.04 to −0.34<0.001
60 or overLowest skill−0.01−0.73 to 0.710.97
Medium skill−0.54−1.17 to 0.080.097
High skill−0.54−0.99 to −0.090.02
34 or underFemales−0.1−0.37 to 0.180.483
Males0.25−0.04 to 0.550.094
41–48Females−0.17−0.51 to 0.170.325
Males−0.02−0.24 to 0.200.866
49–59Females−0.89−1.34 to −0.44<0.001
Males−0.35−0.61 to −0.090.007
60 or overFemales0.04−0.63 to 0.710.905
Males−0.54−0.89 to −0.200.002
  • *Notes: 95% CI=95% upper and lower CIs, p Value=significance value. Adjusted for household weekly income, age, household structure, presence of a long-term health condition, and employment full or part-time. Average observations per person included in the analysis=5; maximum observations=12, minimum=2.