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Table 7 Correlations between the RFQ scales and further psychological measures

From: Gain +1 or Avoid −1: Validation of the German Regulatory Focus Questionnaire (RFQ)

  RFQ Promotion Focus RFQ Prevention Focus
BIS (Inhibition) −.34 ** .12 **
BAS (Activation) .34 ** −.14 **
CSES positive .66 ** .07 *
CSES negative −.48 ** −.07 *
BFI-10 Openness .20 ** .00
BFI-10 Conscientiousness .32 ** .17 **
BFI-10 Extraversion .33 ** −.11 **
BFI-10 Agreeableness .14 ** .12 **
BFI-10 Neuroticism −.36 ** .04
LOT-Optimism .50 ** .05
LOT-Pessimism −.60 ** −.15 **
PHQ-4 −.46 ** −.09 **
SSS-8 −.33 ** −.16 **
Subjective health status (VAS) .33 ** .08 *
  1. *p < .05; **p < .01. The Promotion scale excludes Item 3