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Table 4 The correlation analysis between ACEs, life events, and EF

From: A study of the relationship between adverse childhood experiences, life events, and executive function among college students in China

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 7 9 10
1 ACE 1          
2 Life event 0.17 1         
3 0-back 0.15 0.16 1        
4 1-back 0.10 0.13 0.45** 1       
5 Switching 0.30 0.28 0.33* 0.44** 1      
6 Go/Nogo 0.50** 0.47** 0.11 0.30 0.39* 1     
7 0-back2 −0.19 −0.14 −0.41** −0.02 −0.12 −0.03 1    
8 1-back2 −0.01 −0.17 − 0.26 −0.13 − 0.03 0.02 0.21 1   
9 Witching2 −0.25 −0.09 −0.22 − 0.21 − 0.52** − 0.23 0.10 0.28 1  
10 Go/Nogo2 0.01 −0.09 0.29 0.25 0.17 0.07 −0.23 0.00 −0.10 1
M(SD) 1.00
(1.73)
71.10
(22.92)
365.77
(119.69)
388.67
(86.07)
498.52
(70.72)
474.89
(78.84)
0.97
(0.035)
0.95
(0.04)
0.91
(0.06)
0.97
(0.04)
  1. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01
  2. 0-back and 1-back measured task working memory; Switching task measured cognitive flexibility; Go/Nogo measured inhibitory ability. 0-back means the reaction time of 0-back; 1-back means the reaction time of 1-back; witching means the reaction time of witching; Go/Nogo means the reaction time of Go/Nogo. 0-back2 means the correct rate of 0-back; 1-back2 means the correct rate of 1-back; Witching2 means the correct rate of witching; Go/Nogo2 means the correct rate of Go/Nogo