Table 4. Descriptive statistics and correlations among study variables for Grade 8 students.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. M(boys) SD(boys) M(girls) SD(girls)
1. Autonomy - .52*** .57*** -.50*** -.36*** .21* .56*** .65*** .73*** 3.10 0.80 3.06 0.91
2. Competence .66*** - .57*** -.31*** -.32*** .21* .56*** .60*** .61*** 3.36 0.85 3.38 0.89
3. Relatedness .51*** .61*** - -.26** -.28** .17 .54*** .55*** .58*** 3.65 0.79 3.52 0.87
4. Amotivation -.42*** -.42*** -.37*** - .52*** .03 -.43*** -.57*** -.62*** 1.86 0.91 1.84 0.89
5. External regulation -.48*** -.42*** -.37*** .58*** - .18* -.30** -.43*** -.49*** 2.53 1.05 2.65 1.07
6. Introjected regulation .25** .15 .10 -.02 .16 - .46*** .12 .19* 2.57 0.97 2.88 1.07
7. Identified regulation .71*** .56*** .58*** -.39*** -.37*** .40*** - .70*** .69*** 3.26 0.99 3.51 1.01
8. Intrinsic regulation .58*** .60*** .50*** -.43*** -.38*** .28** .67*** - .80*** 3.62 1.01 3.56 1.11
9. Enjoyment .70*** .70*** .58*** -.51*** -.52*** .22* .62*** .67*** - 3.70 1.06 3.60 1.16
M=mean, SD= standard deviation. Lower side = Grade 5 boys (n=130), Upper side = Grade 5 girls (n=133).
*** p < *.001***
** p < 0.01**
* p < 0.05