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Table 1 Distribution of response options for the outcome and the independent variables

From: A two-year perspective: who may ease the burden of girls’ loneliness in school?

Variables Response options Total Median IQR#
1 2 3 4 5
% % % % %
School wellbeing T2a 3.4 3.4 42.4 50.8   118 4 3–4
School wellbeing T1a 0 6.8 47.0 46.2   117 3 3–4
Academic problems T1b 34.5 56.3 7.6 1.7   119 2 1–2
Victimisations T1c 50.4 24.4 19.3 3.4 2.5 119 1 1–3
Loneliness T1c 52.1 24.4 20.2 1.7 1.7 119 1 1–2
Class advisor T1a 16.0 17.9 16.0 50.0   106 3.5 2–4
Other teachers T1a 21.1 22.1 18.9 37.9   95 3 2–4
Students T1a 15.1 26.4 13.2 45.3   106 3 2–4
Parents T1a 3.6 16.2 8.1 72.1   111 4 3–4
Other adults T1a 26.7 36.0 17.4 19.8   86 2 1–3
Class advisor T2a 11.1 21.4 13.7 53.8   117 4 2–4
Other teachers T2a 17.5 28.1 21.9 32.5   114 3 2–4
Students T2a 0.9 25.0 21.6 52.6   116 4 2–4
Parents T2a 3.4 7.6 10.2 78.8   118 4 4–4
Other adults T2a 25.9 33.3 18.5 22.2   108 2 1–3
  1. #25-75th percentile.
  2. aFrom 1 (worst) to 4 (best).
  3. bFrom 1 (best) to 4 (worst).
  4. cFrom 1 (best) to 5 (worst).
  5. Note: Loneliness at T1 was the variable of special interest with School wellbeing at T2 as the outcome. Adjustments included School wellbeing, Academic problems, and Victimisation; all at T1. People, whom the girls trusted to contact at T1, were assessed to see if any of those groups of persons modified the association of loneliness with later school wellbeing. Corresponding groups of persons at T2 were included as adjustment.