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Table 3 Factors affecting police trust: OLS regression model

From: The impact of Chinese political efficacy and political participation on their trust in the police

  Regression coefficient Standard error Significance
Controlled variables    
 Gender −0.029 0.018 0.104
 Age 0.003 0.001 0.000
 Education −0.050 0.009 0.000
 Registered residency 0.168 0.029 0.000
 Religious or not 0.047 0.028 0.029
 Han nationality or not −0.129 0.033 0.000
 Class mobility 0.207 0.009 0.000
 Social justice 0.105 0.009 0.000
 Universal trust 0.016 0.006 0.004
 Special trust 0.176 0.009 0.000
Predictive variables    
 Political efficacy    
 External efficacy 0.146 0.009 0.000
 Internal efficacy −0.084 0.010 0.000
Political participation    
 Rightful resistance −0.031 0.009 0.001
 Community participation −0.017 0.009 0.063
 Grassroots election participation 0.125 0.027 0.000
Hukou × grassroots election participation −0.108 0.037 0.003
Constant 3.321 0.065 0.000
N 9985
Adjust R 2 0.2087
  1. Notes: odd ratio has been listed in the table
  2. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001
  3. 1 =not trust at all
  4. 2 =somewhat not trust
  5. 3 =between not trust and trust
  6. 4 =somewhat trust
  7. 5 =completely trust