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Table 3 Description of the six latent profiles based on standardized BREQ-2 variables for samples A and B

From: Stirring the motivational soup: within-person latent profiles of motivation in exercise

BREQ-II- variables Profile1 Profile2 Profile3 Profile4 Profile5 Profile6
Sample A
 Amot −0.24* −0.31* −0.29* −0.33* −0.29* 1.03*
 Ext reg −0.32* −0.40* −0.41* −0.44* −0.08 1.05*
 Introj reg −0.78* 1.56* −0.89* 0.16* 0.56* 0.10
 Ident reg −0.92* 1.09* 0.53* 0.95* 0.21* −0.76*
 Intrins mot −0.58* 0.81* 0.79* 0.87* −0.06 −0.85*
Sample B
 Amot −0.25* −0.40* −0.45* −0.53* −0.12 1.56*
 Ext reg −0.34* −0.45* −0.52* −0.65* 1.50* 0.08
 Introj reg −0.32* 1.03* −0.71* −0.09 0.77* −0.84*
 Ident reg −0.36* 0.77* 0.58* 1.22* 0.35* −1.49*
 Intrins mot −0.33* 0.63* 0.79* 1.12* 0.11 −1.28*
  1. Note: *p < .01
  2. Sample A: Profile 1 = low motivation (n = 194,17.8%); Profile 2 = self-determined with high introjected regulation (n = 87, 8.0%); Profile 3 = self-determined with low introjected regulation (n = 200, 18.4%); Profile 4 = self-determined motivation (n = 115, 10.5%); Profile 5 = introjected and identified regulation (n = 263, 24.1%); Profile 6 = amotivated and controlled motivation (n = 230, 21.1%); Sample B : Profile 1 = low motivation (n = 140, 27.4%); Profile 2 = self-determined and high introjected regulation (n = 101, 19.8%); Profile 3 = self-determined and low introjected (n = 75, 14.7%); Profile 4 = self-determined motivation (n = 21, 4.1%); Profile 5 = extrinsic motivation (n = 90,17.6%); Profile 6 = amotivated (n = 84, 16.4%)