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Table 2 Inter-correlations for independent and mediation variables (n = 500)

From: Long shadows: a prospective study of predictors of relationship dissolution over 17 child-rearing years

Variables 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
1. T1 Emotional support 1             
2. T1 Expression of criticism -.29** 1            
3. T1 Psychological distress, HSCL -.38** .25** 1           
4. T1 Temperamental emotionality -.22** .24** .57** 1          
5. T1 Temperamental sociability .08* -.03 -.15** -.09* 1         
6. T1 Child related strains -.16** .05 .20** .13** -.07 1        
7. T1 Living conditions strains -.14** .17** .39** .25** -.09* .16** 1       
8. T1 Maternal age .04 -.03 -.13** -.19** -.05 -.02 -.06 1      
9. T1 Number of children .02 -.03 .00 -.06 -.08 .06 -.02 .41** 1     
10. T1 Financial situation .17** -.10** -.26** -.14** .08 -.13** -.29** .11* -.02 1    
11. T1 Educational length .10* .05 -.14** -.08 .15** .04 .02 .25** .06 .13** 1   
12. T1 Marital status .12** -.02 –.01 .03 .05 -.03 -.10* .19** .19** .13** .14** 1  
13. T2/T3 Relationship satisfaction (n = 331) .30** -.24** -.20** -.15* .06 -.13* -.09 -.11* .08 .13* .01 .06 1
14. T2/T3 Child-rearing conflicts (n = 331) -.19** .28** .28** .19** .05 .18** .11* .03 -.03 -.04 .01 .02 -.33**
  1. **p < .01; *p < .05.