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Table 2 Summary of Hierarchical Regression Analysis for Variables Predicting Adult Playfulness in Demographics and Character Strengths (N = 266)

From: The virtuousness of adult playfulness: the relation of playfulness with strengths of character

Variable B SE B β
Step 1    
Sex -0.05 .09 -.03
Age 0.00 .00 -.04
Step 2    
Sex -0.03 .08 -.02
Age 0.00 .00 -.05
Humor 0.45 .06 .41***
Step 3    
Sex -0.07 .08 -.05
Age -0.01 .00 -.08
Humor 0.36 .06 .33***
Beauty 0.29 .07 .25***
Step 4    
Sex -0.12 .08 -.08
Age -0.01 .00 -.10
Humor 0.37 .06 .34***
Beauty 0.35 .07 .29***
Prudence -0.23 .07 -.20***
Step 5    
Sex -0.09 .08 -.06
Age -0.01 .00 -.12
Humor 0.34 .06 .31***
Beauty 0.27 .08 .23***
Prudence -0.23 .06 -.20***
Creativity 0.16 .06 .17**
Step 5    
Sex -0.10 .08 -.06
Age -0.01 .00 -.10
Humor 0.29 .07 .26***
Beauty 0.24 .08 .20***
Prudence -0.29 .07 -.25***
Creativity 0.18 .06 .19**
Teamwork 0.17 .08 .14*
  1. Note. Beauty = Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence. ΔR2 = .002 for Step 1 (n.s.); ΔR2 = .17 for Step 2 (p < .001); ΔR2 = .05 for Step 3 (p < .001); ΔR2 = .04 for Step 4 (p < .01); ΔR2 = .02 for Step 5 (p < .01); ΔR2 = .01 for Step 6 (p < .05).
  2. *p < .05; **p < .01; ***p < .001.