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Table 4 Intercorrelations and internal consistencies of factor scores, general self-efficacy and higher-order variables (Study 2)

From: Dispositional individual differences in cognitive effort investment: establishing the core construct

Variable 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 Cognitive effort investment .84         
2 Cognitive motivation .87*** .78        
3 Effortful self-control .88*** .53*** .78       
4 General self-efficacy .44*** .40*** .37*** .80      
5 Neuroticism − .30*** − .25** − .27** − .49*** .76     
6 Extraversion .06 .11 − .01 .22* − .22** .81    
7 Openness .09 .21* − .06 .11 .03 .13 .70   
8 Agreeableness .07 .02 .11 .02 − .14 .25** .10 .65  
9 Conscientiousness .56*** .31*** .67*** .22* − .04 .05 − .13 .08 .69
  1. Coefficients are Pearson correlations (*** p < .001, ** p < .01, * p < .05); values in the diagonal give reliability estimates (McDonald’s ω for entries 1–3 and Cronbach’s α for entries 4–9)