Statistics and Research Methods
posted by DrewS on .
Trying to understand these two correlations using the Pearson r.
How do i interrupt the relationships
1)Just World and Locus of control
r=.224
pvalue=.210 (Sig. 2tailed)
2)Just world and Authoritarianism
r=.329
pvalue=.062
3)Locus of Control and Authoritarianism
r=.203
pvalue=.258

Actually three correlations...

Here are a few hints:
The Pearson r is the correlation coefficient and is a measure of correlation, which can be positive or negative. The closer the correlation is to 0, the weaker it is. The closer to +1 or 1, the stronger it is. If you have a correlation of +1 or 1, then this is considered a perfect positive or negative correlation.
You have two negative () correlations and one positive (+) correlation. With negative correlations, when one variable goes up (increases), the other goes down (decreases). With positive correlations, the variables go up or down together.
I hope this helps.