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Table 3 Hierarchical regression models explaining the multidisciplinary workers’ ability to identify child maltreatment

From: Inter-agency collaboration factors affecting multidisciplinary workers’ ability to identify child maltreatment

Step Factor Maltreated childrena Mothers’ basic information including their child-rearing abilityb Mothers’ information during pregnancyc Mothers’ information after childbirthd Fathers’ basic information including their child-rearing abilitye Fathers’ feelings towards their children during pregnancy and after childbirthf Home environmentg
β β β β β β β
1 Age − .01 .00 − .01 − .38 .05 .06 .06
Sex .20*** .33*** .30*** .34*** .23*** .19** .22***
Years of child protection experience .28*** .19** .16* .18** .18** .02 .16**
2 Commitment with loyalty .30*** .30*** .18* .25*** .28*** .21** .31***
Strong leadership .18* .13 .01 .03 .02 − .11 .16*
Resources − .08 − .04 .17* .02 .01 .22** − .03
Turf issues − .02 − .04 − .03 − .01 − .04 − .03 − .07
Step 1 R2 .12*** .15*** .11*** .15*** .10*** .05* .09***
Step 2 R2 .26*** .28*** .20*** .23*** .19*** .14*** .25***
  1. The contents of each category are as follows
  2. aWhether they have any physical injuries, developmental state, the degree of their affection towards their guardians, and so on
  3. bMother’s age, intellectual ability, mental disorder, and so on
  4. cWhether or not the mother was socially isolated during pregnancy, whether or not the pregnancy was unexpected, and so on
  5. dWhether or not the mother was socially isolated after childbirth, the mother’s feelings towards her child after childbirth, and so on
  6. eThe father’s age, intellectual ability, mental disorder, and so on
  7. fWhat kinds of feelings the father had towards his child during pregnancy and after childbirth
  8. gThe economic situation of each home, whether there is a supporter or not, whether there is a record of child abuse, and so on
  9. * p < .05, ** p < .01, *** p < .001