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Table 3 Coefficients estimated through a multinomial logistic regression model for the probability to belong to the 5 clusters of sexual risk profile. Cluster #3 (few partners, low risk) is the outcome reference category

From: Who is at risk? Gendered psychological correlates in Italian students’ sexual risk profiles

  Outcome = #1 promiscuous, high risk Outcome = #2 risk taking Outcome = #4 monogamous, medium risk Outcome = #5 low sexual practice
Coef. p-value Coef. p-value Coef. p-value Coef. p-value
Gender (ref.: male)
 Female − 1.731 0.000 − 1.453 0.000 0.284 0.530 − 0.385 0.160
Classes of age (ref.: 18-20)
 21-22 0.348 0.000 0.285 0.003 0.048 0.676 − 0.046 0.607
 23-26 1.320 0.000 0.620 0.000 0.605 0.000 0.177 0.177
Living arrangement (ref.: with at least one parent)
 Alone, with friends or partner 0.536 0.000 0.262 0.010 0.245 0.043 0.282 0.003
Area of residence (ref.: north)
 Centre 0.051 0.641 0.099 0.385 − 0.113 0.396 − 0.123 0.240
 South/islands 0.011 0.914 0.033 0.758 − 0.272 0.031 − 0.339 0.001
Mother's educational level (ref.: low)
 Medium 0.108 0.313 0.204 0.068 0.212 0.104 0.075 0.459
 High 0.474 0.000 0.273 0.041 0.142 0.381 0.127 0.302
Parental separation (ref.: no)
 Yes 0.513 0.000 0.426 0.001 0.342 0.020 − 0.033 0.799
Satisfaction with physical aspect (ref.: at all or little satisfied)
 Rather satisfied 0.133 0.400 − 0.110 0.500 0.178 0.496 0.087 0.580
 Satisfied 0.399 0.016 0.150 0.381 0.374 0.165 − 0.200 0.259
Feeling of insecurity (ref.: indifferent)
 Disagree − 0.074 0.648 − 0.328 0.046 0.413 0.142 − 0.139 0.419
 Agree 0.011 0.962 − 0.306 0.184 − 0.550 0.228 0.632 0.003
Sensation seeking
 Disagree − 0.264 0.546 0.607 0.102 1.174 0.014 0.289 0.419
 Agree 0.219 0.113 0.229 0.119 0.334 0.142 − 0.334 0.013
Satisfaction with physical aspect by gender (ref.: male not satisfied)
 Female rather satisfied − 0.151 0.514 − 0.143 0.531 − 0.335 0.275 − 0.157 0.447
 Female satisfied − 0.277 0.267 − 0.495 0.053 − 0.432 0.182 − 0.034 0.887
Feeling of insecurity by gender (ref.: male indifferent)
 Female disagreeing 0.245 0.376 0.679 0.015 0.205 0.575 − 0.128 0.589
 Female agreeing 0.247 0.473 0.714 0.040 0.752 0.161 − 0.823 0.004
Sensation seeking by gender (ref.: male indifferent)
 Female disagreeing 0.441 0.424 − 0.749 0.123 − 1.425 0.014 − 0.422 0.322
 Female agreeing 0.551 0.023 0.124 0.585 − 0.041 0.885 0.100 0.597
Constant − 1.374 0.000 − 0.955 0.000 − 2.558 0.000 − 0.211 0.374