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Table 4 Bivariate and partial correlations between changes in potential mediating psychological constructs and change in self-reported physical activity (females) for self-reported physical activity and nine of 14 potential mediating psychological constructs.

From: A test of cognitive mediation in a 12-month physical activity workplace intervention: does it explain behaviour change in women?

  Bivariate Correlations Partial Correlations
  Initial Change PA Delayed Change PA Overall Change PA Initial Change PA Delayed Change PA Overall Change PA
Self-efficacy       
Initial Change .152 .199 .227 .155 .191 .220
Delayed Change .017 .157 .153 .016 .166 .159
Overall Change .100 .261 .291 .101 .261 .291
Pros       
Initial Change .130 .051 .093 .133 .036 .082
Delayed Change -.013 .120 .092 -.012 .114 .086
Overall Change .044 .113 .110 .047 .095 .096
Cons       
Initial Change -.010 -.124 -.104 -.010 -.128 -.107
Delayed Change .059 -.197 -.127 .058 -.198 -.126
Overall Change .069 -.233 -.157 .069 -.235 -.157
Experiential processes       
Initial Change .051 .032 .061 .055 .012 .046
Delayed Change .067 .165 .172 .066 .176 .181
Overall Change .077 .164 .186 .078 .161 .184
Behavioral processes       
Initial Change .327 .019 .132 .327 .022 .135
Delayed Change -.064 .373 .310 -.062 .369 .304
Overall Change .140 .328 .351 .141 .326 .349
Severity       
Initial Change .140 .107 .145 .142 .096 .137
Delayed Change -.001 .133 .125 -.001 .136 .127
Overall Change .055 .162 .173 .056 .158 .170
Vulnerability       
Initial Change -.064 .087 .096 -.062 .075 .087
Delayed Change .017 .038 .048 .017 .038 .049
Overall Change -.015 .077 .097 -.014 .073 .094
Fear       
Initial Change -.041 .025 -.019 -.040 .019 -.024
Delayed Change .029 .043 .054 .031 .031 .045
Overall Change -.012 .047 .025 -.010 .032 .014
Response efficacy       
Initial Change .094 .032 .056 .097 .017 .045
Delayed Change .039 .125 .112 .040 .122 .109
Overall Change .056 .117 .109 .058 .109 .102
  1. Bolded values = p < .05