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Table 1 Correlations between Physical Activity, Affect, and Motivation

From: Domain-specific physical activity and affective wellbeing among adolescents: an observational study of the moderating roles of autonomous and controlled motivation

Variable N M SD Positive Affect Negative Affect Leisure-time PA
self-report
Active Travel self-report Leisure-time PA objective Active Travel objective BREQ-2 autonomous BREQ −2 controlled MATSS autonomous MATSS controlled
Positive Affect 1403 3.64 0.89           
Negative Affect 1403 1.89 0.84 −.33***          
Leisure-time PA: self-report 1317 3.41 1.20 .25*** −.15***         
Active Travel: self-report 1414 0.50 0.43 −.04 −.00 .06        
Leisure-time PA: objective 943 0.05 0.05 .05 −.10*** .18*** .01       
Active Travel: objective 1007 0.22 0.17 −.04 −.12*** −.08 −.00 .11      
BREQ-2 autonomous 1433 3.52 0.87 .47*** −.10** .53*** .04 .05 .00     
BREQ-2 controlled 1433 2.34 0.85 .07 .35*** .10 −.02 −.06 −.04 .31***    
MATSS autonomous 1283 3.33 1.03 .43*** .02 .21*** −.04 .02 −.03 .53*** .27***   
MATSS controlled 1283 2.15 0.93 .01 .28*** −.08 −.07 .05 .03 .03 .65*** .23***  
BMI z-score 1177 7.00 1.09 −.04 .02 .02 .03 .05 −.01 .05 .13*** .05 .05
  1. BMI Body Mass Index, BREQ Behavioral Regulation in Exercise Questionnaire, MATSS Motivation towards Active Travel to School Scale, PA physical activity. Affect and motivation were both measured on a Likert scale from 1 to 5
  2. *p < .05, **p < .01, ***p < .001