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Table 2 Hierarchical regression model with children’s experienced maternal violence at home (sum score of event types) as dependent variable and mother’s experienced family violence during her own childhood (sum score of event types) and maternal PTSD symptom score as independent variables

From: Transgenerational consequences of PTSD: risk factors for the mental health of children whose mothers have been exposed to the Rwandan genocide

  B SE B Beta Zero-order correlation p-value
First step      
Constant 2.61 0.40    < .001
Mother’s experienced family violence during childhood (sum score of event types) 0.13 0.05 .23 .23 < .01
Second step      
Constant 2.69 .42    < .001
Mother’s experienced family violence during childhood (sum score of event types) .14 .06 .27 .23 < .05
Mother’s PTSD symptom score - .02 .03 - .07 .07 .51
  1. Note: Full model’s adjusted R = .04; F (2,121) = 3.61, p < .05.