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Table 3 Correlations between covariates, parental psychological distress, and fathers’ involvement in childcare (N = 1541)

From: Relationship between paternal psychological distress and involvement in childcare among fathers of preschool-aged children: mediating effect of maternal psychological distress

Variable Paternal psychological distress Maternal psychological distress Fathers’ involvement in childcare (quality) Fathers’ involvement in childcare (quantity)
r(p) r(p) r(p) r(p)
Father’s age .061 (.018) .027 (.285) −.062 (.016) −.058 (.023)
Daily working hours .086 (.001) .104 (<.001) −.100 (<.001) −.297 (<.001)
Parenting stress .432 (<.001) .261 (<.001) −.358 (<.001) −.097 (<.001)
Child’s age .001 (.968) −.030 (.236) .055 (.030) −.022 (.399)
Temperament (emotionality) .106 (<.001) .274 (<.001) −.093 (<.001) −.047 (.066)
Temperament (activity) −.078 (.002) −.094 (<.001) .062 (.015) .018 (.479)
Paternal psychological distress 1 .385 (<.001) −.236 (<.001) −.073 (.004)
Maternal psychological distress   1 −.164 (<.001) −.084 (.001)