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Table 2 Estimated Pearson correlations and descriptive statistics for motivation variables used in LGM and pre-entry predictors

From: Understanding why apprentices consider dropping out: longitudinal prediction of apprentices’ workplace interest and anxiety

  Variables 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
1 Anxiety-T1                    
2 Anxiety-T2 0.37**                   
3 Anxiety-T3 0.32** 0.35**                  
4 Anxiety-T4 0.30** 0.33** 0.33**                 
5 Anxiety-T5 0.25** 0.31** 0.30** 0.33**                
6 Anxiety-T6 0.25** 0.26** 0.30** 0.33** 0.35**               
7 Interest-T1 − 0.35** − 0.19** − 0.15** − 0.15** − 0.09** − 0.10**              
8 Interest-T2 − 0.19** − 0.40** − 0.18** − 0.16** − 0.14** − 0.10** 0.52**             
9 Interest-T3 − 0.16** − 0.19** − 0.38** − 0.16** − 0.13** − 0.10** 0.46** 0.51**            
10 Interest-T4 − 0.15** − 0.16** − 0.15** − 0.38** − 0.13** − 0.12** 0.45** 0.47** 0.48**           
11 Interest-T5 − 0.10** − 0.16** − 0.14** − 0.14** − 0.33** − 0.12** 0.35** 0.44** 0.45** 0.46**          
12 Interest-T6 − 0.09** − 0.10** − 0.13** − 0.13** − 0.13** − 0.14** 0.34** 0.38** 0.44** 0.47** 0.50**         
13 Prior educ. − 0.02 − 0.03 − 0.03 − 0.03 − 0.03 − 0.38 − 0.09** − 0.03 − 0.02 − 0.03 − 0.01 0.02        
14 SES − 0.08 − 0.05 − 0.03 − 0.05* 0.01 0.03 0.03 0.02 0.02 0.04 0.01 − 0.01 0.22**       
15 Lack of info 0.23** 0.24** 0.20** 0.16** 0.15** 0.12** − 0.09** − 0.12** − 0.10** − 0.10** − 0.12** − 0.10* 0.02 − 0.02      
16 Timing of choice − 0.11** − 0.09** − 0.09** − 0.12** − 0.10** − 0.09** 0.21** 0.21** 0.21** 0.22** 0.21** 0.21** − 0.01 0.04 − 0.10**     
17 Role models − 0.18** − 0.17** − 0.16** − 0.12** − 0.15** −0.16** 0.43** 0.42** 0.36** 0.32** 0.28** 0.28** 0.01 0.09** − 0.03 0.16**    
18 Indecision 0.32** 0.34** 0.25** 0.22** 0.15** 0.15** − 0.29** − 0.31** − 0.24** − 0.24** − 0.20** − 0.19** 0.09** 0.00 0.28** − 0.17** − 0.12**   
19 Considered dropout 0.16** 0.17** 0.16** 0.16** 0.15** 0.15** − 0.24** − 0.26** − 0.24** − 0.25** − 0.25** − 0.26** − 0.01 − 0.01 0.10** − 0.14** − 0.16** 0.19**  
  Mean 2.45 2.30 2.51 2.58 2.72 2.72 5.80 5.68 5.55 5.43 5.30 5.22 3.47 4.10 3.83 3.33 4.85 2.79 0.33
  SD 1.50 1.39 1.49 1.45 1.46 1.46 1.06 1.08 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.21 1.13 1.51 1.57 1.46 1.23 1.69 0.47
  1. FIML accommodated all available cases of mean composite constructs and observed variables
  2. **p < .01, *p < .05