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Table 2 Descriptive statistics, coefficient alphas, and zero-order correlations between variables

From: Achievement goals and life satisfaction: the mediating role of perception of successful agency and the moderating role of emotion reappraisal

  M SD 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1. Achievement goals 5.08 1.42 (.90)          
2. Emotion reappraisal 4.27 1.67 .35** (.95)         
3. Perception of successful agency 5.38 1.38 .83** .27** (.95)        
4. Life satisfaction 4.55 1.42 .42** .36** .44** (.93)       
5. Gender    − .17* − .04 − .07 − .02       
6. Age 2.25 .50 .03 − .10 .01 .01 .16*      
7. Income 2.76 1.14 .12 − .05 .15* .10 − .12 .30**     
8. Education 3.44 .76 − .05 − .06 .01 − .05 − .05 .12 .24**    
9. Job tenure 2.70 .97 − .05 − .02 .01 .10 .02 .06 − .02 − .26**   
10. Social desirability 1.52 .31 .12 .43** .09 .12 .02 − .05 − .07 − .18** .05 (.77)
  1. N = 225; age: 1 = less than 18 years old, 2 = 18–35 years old, 3 = 36–53 years old, 4 = more than 54 years old; (monthly) income: 1= less than 2000 yuan; 2 = 2000–4000 yuan; 3 = 4001–6000 yuan; 4 = more than 6000 yuan; education: 1= high school, 2 = some college, 3 = bachelor’s degree, 4 = master’s degree, 5 = doctoral degree; job tenure: 1 = less than 2 years, 2 = 2–3 years, 3 = 4–5 years, 4 = more than 6 years; social desirability: 1 = true, 2 = false
  2. *p < .05
  3. **p < .01