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Table 4 Regression analysis between the objective factors (core temperature and mean skin temperature) and the subjective factor (thermal sensations)

From: Experimental study of thermal comfort on stab resistant body armor

Independent factor Dependent factor Pearson’s r Adj. R-square a b Sig.
Core temperature Thermal perceptual 0.83934 0.69581 −68.39731 1.87487 <0.001
Affective evaluation 0.76073 0.56631 −33.51452 0.92817 <0.001
Personal thermal preference −0.77505 0.58895 41.4161 −1.1398 <0.001
Thermal tolerance 0.825 0.680 −32.37271 0.89264 <0.001
RPE 0.81989 0.66257 −131.96799 3.58126 <0.001
Mean skin temperature Thermal perceptual 0.43316 0.16374 −19.43357 0.61063 0.008
Affective evaluation 0.36825 0.11019 −8.62831 0.28356 0.028
Personal thermal preference −0.67947 0.44585 20.59498 −0.63062 <0.001
Thermal tolerance 0.33164 0.08381 −6.85004 0.22662 0.049
RPE 0.32059 0.07639 −20.9071 0.95038 0.057
  1. Regression equation: \({\text{y}} = {\text{a }} + {\text{bx}}\)