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Table 3 Effect of midwives’ demographic characteristics on their attitudes and beliefs toward physiological childbirth based on the results of multiple linear regression analysis

From: Iranian midwives’ attitudes and beliefs toward physiological childbirth: a cross-sectional study

Independent variable Unstandardized coefficients Beta Standardized coefficients Beta t CI P-value R2
Level of education Associate and bachelor degrees Reference category 0.16
Master degree 4.32 0.16 2.25 0.53, 8.11 0.02
Work experience (year) - 0.01 −0.01 −0.06 - 0.33, 0.31 0.95
Work experience in labor (year) 0.11 0.10 0.79 - 0.17, 0.40 0.42
Interest in the profession 0.09 0.22 3.25 0.03, 0.14 < 0.001
Shift work Either morning or night shift Reference Category
Rotational - 1.02 −0.04 - 0.61 - 4.30, 2.24 0.53
  1. Bold entries are significant results and are related to statistical tests