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Table 5 Distribution of mean and standard deviation scores of model constructs based on oral health behaviors

From: Oral self-care behavior and its influencing factors in a sample of school children from Central Iran

behavior never sometimes once daily df f η2
Dental floss Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD    
Attitude 17.6 ± 5.3 18.8 ± 6.3 20.5 ± 7.1 26 1.82* .12
SN 4.8 ± 2.0 5.1 ± 2.4 5.8 ± 3.2 10 1.81* .04
PBC 12.2 ± 4.1 14.1 ± 4.1 16.5 ± 4.2 21 7.53* .31
Action plan 8.1 ± 4.2 9.2 ± 4.5 9.5 ± 5.2 18 41.37* .68
Coping plan 13.6 ± 6.2 14.1 ± 6.6 16.1 ± 7.2 29 5.48* .32
intention 6.7 ± 4.5 7.8 ± 4.8 11.7 ± 4.2 16 3.92* .15
Preventive mouthwash
 Attitude 19.0 ± 6.3 19.9 ± 6.2 24.5 ± 6.0 26 1.84* .12
 SN 4.6 ± 2.1 5.1 ± 2.5 5.8 ± 2.1 10 3.16* .08
 PBC 13.1 ± 3.7 13.6 ± 4.3 16.0 ± 4.9 21 5.50* .25
 Action plan 7.5 ± 3.9 8.8 ± 3.5 9.1 ± 4.8 18 3.00* .13
 Coping plan 13.0 ± 6.2 14.3 ± 5.8 15.4 ± 6.9 29 2.86* .20
 intention 6.9 ± 4.6 7.9 ± 5.1 9.4 ± 4.4 16 3.19* .13
visits to dentist
 Attitude 19.0 ± 6.2 19.2 ± 4.1 19.6 ± 5.7 26 1.33 .09
 SN 4.7 ± 2.2 5.3 ± 2.5 5.4 ± 2.5 10 1.14 .03
 PBC 13.3 ± 4.2 13.5 ± 4.2 15.0 ± 4.1 21 1.28 .07
 Action plan 8.3 ± 4.5 8.6 ± 3.6 9.3 ± 4.4 18 1.13 .05
 Coping plan 13.0 ± 4.9 14.1 ± 6.8 15.6 ± 6.6 29 1.00 .08
 intention 7.1 ± 4.9 7.5 ± 4.1 8.8 ± 5.6 16 1.31 .09
  1. *.p < 0.05