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Table 4 Correlations between different exercise intensities and latent variables of psychological needs and motivational regulations

From: Need satisfaction, motivational regulations and exercise: moderation and mediation effects

  Exercise intensity
  Light Moderate Strenuous METS
BPNES     
Autonomy -.02 .17* .33** .31**
Competence -.07 .19* .46** .36**
Relatedness -.07 .04 .31** .17*
Global Need -.06 .18* .43** .35**
BREQ-2     
Amotivation .05 -.11* -.17* -.16*
Extrinsic .05 .01 -.11* -.03
Introjected -.02 -.02 .12* .03
Identified -.05 .11* .47** .33**
Intrinsic -.04 .14* .36** .29**
  1. METS = metabolic equivalent of exercise, a total weighted exercise score; global need = total need satisfaction factor; *p < .05; **p < .01