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Table 2 Hierarchical linear regression analysis with life satisfaction as the dependent variable

From: Empathy, burnout, life satisfaction, correlations and associated socio-demographic factors among Chinese undergraduate medical students: an exploratory cross-sectional study

Variables Step 1 (β) Step 2 (β) Step 3 (β)
Step 1
 Age −0.078** −0.071* −0.074**
 Gender 0.053 0.050 0.033
Step 2
 Empathy   0.075** 0.053*
Step 3
 Burnout    −0.371***
 F 5.833** 6.287*** 56.592***
 R2 0.009 0.015 0.152
R2 0.009 0.006 0.137
  1. Note. N = 1271. *p < 0.05 (two-tailed); **p < 0.01 (two-tailed); ***p < 0.001 (two-tailed)