Table 3

Influences on Recommending Hospitalization

MeanSDRegression(Standardized β)t
Lawyers obliged to respect client's interests, even if harmful2.6.94−.45−4.2***
Clients responsible for recurrence of mental illness (%)31.4%27.0%.323.0**
Lawyers obliged to encourage treatment3.3.84.211.9*
Age (y)4910.7−.20−1.9*
Cannot predict future, must wait for harm3.11.7−.20−1.9*
  • Regression, F = 16.2, df = 2, p < .001, adjusted R2 = 0.34.

  • * p < .10,

  • ** p < .01,

  • *** p < .001.

  • Scale: 1, strongly disagree, to 4, strongly agree.

  • Scale: 1, played no role in judgment about involuntary hospitalization, to 7, played significant role.