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Table 3 Correlations between motivation, perceived competence, or self-efficacy and select characteristics

From: Motivation and perceived competence for healthy eating and exercise among overweight/obese adolescents in comparison to normal weight adolescents

  Motivation Perceived Competence Self-Efficacy (n = 77)
Diet (r) Exercise (r) Diet Exercise
Autonomous Controlled Autonomous Controlled (ρ) (ρ) (r)
Age, years −0.026 −0.173 0.037 0.053 −0.043 −0.012 0.098
Mother’s highest education level (grade) −0.118 0.011 −0.050 −0.032 0.063 0.11 0.223
Father’s highest education level (grade) −0.070 −0.11 −0.096 −0.093 −0.037 −0.0081 0.151
Annual family Income ($) (n = 85) ρ = −0.13 ρ = 0.13 ρ = −0.081 ρ = 0.094 −0.13 −0.047 0.097
  1. Legend: Pearson or Spearman’s correlations were performed between composite scores and patient/family characteristics. Data are represented as Pearson’s r or Spearman’s ρ where indicated