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Table 5 Prediction of maternal stress in foster and biological families by CBCL scores (externalizing and internalizing) and perceived social support

From: Children’s mental health problems and their relation to parental stress in foster mothers and fathers

  B SE B β p Δr 2 Significance of Δr 2
Foster families—maternal stress
 Step 1—predictors      .387 <.001
  CBCL externalizing score .808 .114 .640 <.001   
  CBCL internalizing score −.045 .127 −.043 .726   
 Step 2—predictors      .014 .274
  CBCL externalizing score .776 .118 .615 <.001   
  CBCL internalizing score −.052 .127 −.037 .681   
  Social support—general .100 .070 .107 .153   
  Social support—partner −.077 .077 −.078 .319   
Biological families—maternal stress
 Step 1—predictors      .198 .001
  CBCL externalizing score .354 .115 .440 .006   
  CBCL internalizing score .005 .106 .007 .961   
 Step 2—predictors      .012 .628
  CBCL externalizing score .337 .119 .419 .006   
  CBCL internalizing score .002 .119 .002 .988   
  Social support—general −.047 .116 −.048 .682   
  Social support—partner −.096 .109 −.103 .380   
  1. n = 67 in foster families and n = 117 in biological families