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Table 5 Correlations among need satisfaction, frustration, mental health, and depression

From: Psychometric properties of the Arabic version of the Basic Psychological Needs Satisfaction-Frustration Scale (BPNSFS)

Variable Need satisfaction Need frustration
AS RS CS Total AF RF CF Total
Mental health 0.37** 0.45** 0.51** 0.54** − 0.18** − 0.22** − 0.18** − 0.24**
Depression − 0.13** − 0.28** − 0.26** − 0.28** 0.19** 0.23** 0.20** 0.26**
  1. Autonomy Satisfaction (AS); Relatedness Satisfaction (RS); Competency Satisfaction (CS); Autonomy Frustration (AF), Relatedness Frustration (RF); Competency Frustration (CF)
  2. **Correlation is significant at the p < 0.01 levels