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Table 3 Inter-correlations (Pearson's r) between independent and dependent variables by gender (N≈502). The Oslo Youth Study 1991–99.

From: Psychosocial predictors of eating habits among adults in their mid-30s: The Oslo Youth Study follow-up 1991–1999

Men/Women 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
1) Attitude 1991   0.48*** 0.20** 0.23*** 0.50*** -0.05 -0.07 0.12 -0.14* 0.08 0.01 0.06 0.04
2) Subjective norms 1991 0.38***   -0.07 0.11 0.31*** -0.11 -0.05 0.04 0.02 -0.09 -0.05 0.08 0.09
3) Perceived behavioural control 1991 0.13* -0.14*   0.17** 0.28*** 0.21** -0.09 0.08 -0.17** 0.02 0.10 -0.02 -0.12
4) Perceived social norms 1991 0.10 0.05 0.22***   0.11 0.03 -0.13* 0.09 -0.02 0.09 0.03 -0.01 -0.13*
5) Intention 1991 0.47*** 0.20* 0.31*** 0.11   0.06 0.02 0.06 0.02 0.00 0.08 -0.11 -0.06
6) Education 1999 -0.02 -0.18** 0.14* 0.14* -0.04   0.21** -0.09 -0.14* 0.08 0.20** -0.10 -0.05
7) Household income 1999 -0.11 -0.05 0.08 -0.01 -0.09 0.28***   -0.44*** 0.16* 0.05 0.05 0.00 -0.10
8) Marital status 1999 0.04 -0.02 0.03 -0.07 0.02 -0.04 -0.53***   -0.30*** -0.08 0.00 -0.09 0.01
9) Number of children 1999 -0.05 -0.04 0.04 0.08 -0.03 -0.18** 0.10 -0.35***   -0.02 -0.04 0.04 0.10
10) Fruit and vegetable intake 1999 0.05 -0.06 0.27*** 0.22*** 0.09 0.15* 0.12* -0.18** 0.13*   0.20** -0.02 -0.14*
11) Whole grain intake 1999 0.08 -0.19** 0.16** 0.07 0.03 0.25*** 0.04 0.03 -0.11 0.21***   -0.22*** -0.22**
12) Total fat intake 1999 0.01 0.08 -0.29*** -0.08 -0.03 -0.15* -0.11 0.00 0.05 -0.20** -0.26***   -0.10
13) Added sugar intake 1999 0.05 0.12* -0.03 -0.12* 0.04 -0.13* -0.08 -0.02 0.02 -0.12* -0.12* -0.07  
  1. Upper half represents men, and lower half represents women. All variables are coded in ascending order except marital status that is coded 1 = married, 2 = single/divorced/widow.
  2. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001.