Table 5

Comparisons of each item of the LSNS-6 by age group, occupational status and annual household income

Mean (SD)Group difference
18–3940–64≥65FP valueη2
LSNS-6
 Item 1 relative: size2.15(1.28)2.03(1.29)2.19(1.30)16.53<0.0010.003
 Item 2 relative: discuss private matters2.02(1.24)1.86(1.25)2.17(1.26)44.32<0.0010.008
 Item 3 relative: call for help2.16(1.25)1.91(1.25)2.21(1.25)63.07<0.0010.011
 Item 4 friend: size1.43(1.46)1.22(1.39)1.64(1.54)57.49<0.0010.011
 Item 5 friend: discuss private matters1.88(1.43)1.50(1.38)1.70(1.40)90.76<0.0010.016
 Item 6 friend: call for help1.73(1.44)1.32(1.33)1.48(1.39)90.39<0.0010.018
 Total score2.15(1.28)2.03(1.29)2.19(1.30)16.53<0.0010.003
LSNS-6EmployedHomemakerStudentUnemployedOtherFP valueη2
 Item 1 relative: size2.05(1.29)2.36(1.24)2.37(1.24)1.87(1.32)1.90(1.28)35.90<0.0010.013
 Item 2 relative: discuss private matters1.89(1.25)2.36(1.15)2.10(1.21)1.75(1.30)1.75(1.30)70.39<0.0010.022
 Item 3 relative: call for help1.98(1.26)2.41(1.15)2.21(1.26)1.83(1.29)1.86(1.30)60.72<0.0010.019
 Item 4 friend: size1.34(1.44)1.33(1.41)1.99(1.56)1.16(1.44)1.29(1.43)24.99<0.0010.009
 Item 5 friend: discuss private matters1.65(1.41)1.77(1.36)2.33(1.44)1.29(1.36)1.44(1.38)46.57<0.0010.016
 Item 6 friend: call for help1.49(1.39)1.54(1.34)2.20(1.50)1.08(1.27)1.31(1.38)52.90<0.0010.019
 Total score10.40(6.16)11.77(5.82)13.19(5.90)8.99(6.23)9.55(6.13)58.08<0.0010.020
LSNS-6<2.0 million2.0–3.9 million4.0–5.9 million6.0–7.9 million≥8.0 millionFP valueη2
 Item 1 relative: size1.41(1.32)1.82(1.32)2.08(1.27)2.23(1.24)2.35(1.22)92.18<0.0010.043
 Item 2 relative: discuss private matters1.39(1.33)1.79(1.24)1.95(1.24)2.06(1.22)2.14(1.22)52.56<0.0010.026
 Item 3 relative: call for help1.42(1.32)1.90(1.26)2.03(1.23)2.16(1.23)2.19(1.22)52.45<0.0010.026
 Item 4 friend: size1.07(1.33)1.20(1.37)1.27(1.42)1.37(1.45)1.55(1.51)22.35<0.0010.011
 Item 5 friend: discuss private matters1.24(1.36)1.49(1.39)1.59(1.39)1.69(1.38)1.88(1.44)35.29<0.0010.016
 Item 6 friend: call for help1.03(1.31)1.32(1.35)1.41(1.36)1.53(1.35)1.72(1.42)41.97<0.0010.019
 Total score7.55(6.36)9.52(6.02)10.33(5.96)11.05(5.93)11.82(6.20)74.70<0.0010.036
  • η2: 0.010~small; 0.060 medium; 0.140~large.

  • LSNS-6, Lubben Social Network Scale.