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Table 1 Zero-order correlations (below the diagonal), partial correlations (controlling for child age; above the diagonal) between the key study variables and descriptive statistics (N = 160)

From: Attachment security, verbal ability, and inhibitory control in middle childhood

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1. Sexa .02 − .19* − .07 − .03 .13 .05
2. Ageb − .03
3. Hot IC .01 .18* −  .18* .07 − .00 .15 .26**
4. Cool IC − .24** .27** .23** .01 .17# .06 .22**
5. M-security − .03 − .05 .07 .03 .51*** .07 .18*
6. F-security − .04 − .05 − .01 .14# .49** .02 .20*
7. SESc .13 .10 .16# .08 .07 .01 .28***
8. Verbal ability .02 .53** .27** .27** .14# .16* .29**
M 123.29 1.02 0.77 47.93 7.21 8.86 26.49
SD 16.53 1.71 0.13 6.47 5.25 2.39 6.07
Range 96–152 0.00–16.58 0.12–0.96 29–60 0–20 2.75–11.25 11–38
  1. M-security = attachment security with mother; F-security = attachment security with father
  2. #p < .1; *p < .05; **p < .01 (two-tailed)
  3. aChild sex is coded: -1 = girl; 1 = boy
  4. bAge in months
  5. cN = 127 (due to the fact, that the SES questionnaires from 33 participants did not returned, and thus there was some missing data)