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Table 6 Correlations between TESQ-E subscales and general indicators of self-regulation (Study 4, n = 93)

From: Assessing self-regulation strategies: development and validation of the tempest self-regulation questionnaire for eating (TESQ-E) in adolescents

TESQ-E Self-control Delay of gratificationa Short-term self-regulation Long-term self-regulation Autonomous motivation Controlled motivation Agentic autonomy Self-presentational autonomy
  r p r p r p r p r p r p r p r p
Avoidance .09 .41 .15 .15 .09 .42 .13 .22 .34 .001 .43 <.001 .27 .009 -.21 .047
Controlling temptations .30 .004 .13 .22 .20 .06 .27 .01 .45 <.001 .39 <.001 .28 .008 -.12 .26
Distraction .21 .047 -.01 .93 .11 .29 .29 .005 .43 <.001 .46 <.001 .34 .001 .02 .82
Suppression .09 .42 .14 .19 -.04 .72 .07 .53 .53 <.001 .58 <.001 .34 .001 -.02 .84
Goal setting .17 .10 .25 .02 .12 .26 .25 .02 .67 <.001 .53 <.001 .35 .001 -.02 .84
Goal deliberation .18 .08 .21 .05 .02 .83 .16 .12 .58 <.001 .55 <.001 .35 .001 -.14 .19
Addressing temptations directly .21 .04 .15 .16 .16 .13 .22 .03 .44 <.001 .46 <.001 .31 .003 -.19 .08
Addressing meaning temptation .16 .13 .07 .54 .04 .74 .19 .07 .54 <.001 .58 <.001 .37 <.001 .000 .996
Addressing the goal directly .19 .07 .24 .02 .07 .49 .22 .04 .67 <.001 .58 <.001 .38 <.001 -.09 .40
Self regulatory competence .21 .048 .18 .09 .10 .36 .23 .03 .61 <.001 .60 <.001 .39 <.001 -.10 .34
  1. aBecause delay of gratification is a dichotomous measure, these correlations reflect Spearman’s rho. All other correlations are Pearson correlations.