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Table 5 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 the remaining five 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
Attitude       
Initial Change -.033 -.130 -.090 -.036 -.113 -.076
Delayed Change -.061 -.034 -.065 -.061 -.032 -.063
Overall Change -.059 -.121 -.123 -.062 -.110 -.115
Injunctive norms       
Initial Change .105 -.030 .003 .104 -.026 .006
Delayed Change -.102 .185 .118 -.101 .180 .113
Overall Change -.059 .166 .112 -.058 .162 .108
Descriptive norms       
Initial Change .065 -.011 -.019 .066 -.018 -.025
Delayed Change -.038 .124 .068 -.038 .120 .063
Overall Change -.020 .099 .036 -.018 .088 .027
Social support       
Initial Change .024 .054 .035 .025 .050 .031
Delayed Change .236 .074 .131 .237 .072 .130
Overall Change .209 .103 .138 .211 .094 .132
Perceived behavior control       
Initial Change .157 .126 .055 .157 .030 .058
Delayed Change .045 .204 .188 .046 .201 .185
Overall Change .102 .092 .102 .102 .094 .104
  1. Bolded values = p < .05