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Table 9 Estimates of the psychometric equations, robustness checks

From: Employment chances of immigrants and their children in Germany: does sense of personal control matter?

α M Full age range (17–64) 10 items
Not achieved what I deserve 0.60** 0.01
  (0.55,0.65) (−0.00,0.04)
Achievements are question of luck 0.48** 0.29**
  (0.45,0.52) (0.23,0.35)
Other people influence my life 0.81** 0.20**
  (0.76,0.87) (0.15,0.24)
Doubt my abilities 0.75** 0.61**
  (0.72,0.79) (0.54,0.69)
Little control over my life 1.42** 0.33**
  (1.30,1.53) (0.26,0.40)
Lifecourse depends on me   −0.03**
   (−0.06,−0.01)
Social/political activity influences social conditions   0.23**
   (0.18,0.28)
Work hard to succeed   0.11**
   (0.08,0.13)
Opportunities determined by social conditions   0.21**
   (0.17,0.25)
Abilities more important than effort   0.48**
   (0.39,0.57)
  1. Note: 95 % Bayesian confidence intervals in brackets. These intervals contain 95 % of the posterior probability. If this interval contains 0, the effect measured by the parameter estimate is insignificant
  2. **Significance at this confidence level