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Table 3 Bivariate associations between study variables (whole sample)

From: Individual differences and health in chronic pain: are sex-differences relevant?

  Personality Coping Beliefs Health & Pain status
  E O A C PPO NPO RPS ICS AS DEM CAT LFT SD PF GH MH PS PI
N −.40* −.07 −.26* −.41* −.30* .60* −.20* .32* .34* .26* .54* .56* .54* −.14 −.33* −.59* .16* .23*
E   .26* .23* .41* .36* −.34* .23* −.08 −.25* −.11 −.24* −.28* −.28* .12 .21* .32* .01 −.09
O    .02 .08 .22* −.13 .26* −.04 −.11 .01 −.05 −.04 .02 .15 13 .13 −.05 −.01
A     .23* .11 −.03 .05 −.09 −.10 .02 −.11 −.11 −.15 −.04 −.04 .16* .07 −.02
C      .54* −.41* .51* −.38* −.42* −.01 −.33* −.35* −.41* .15 .21* .29* .02 −.06
PPO       −.29* .65* −.07 −.24* .02 −.22* −.25* −.32* .17* .25* .26* −.06 −.04
NPO        −.14 .41* .53* .29* .56* .56* .52* −.21* −.36* −.53* .13 .17*
RPS         −.18* −.13 .11 −.09 −.15* −.24* .09 .14 .22* −.06 −.05
ICS          .48* .12 .34* .31* .37* −.15 −.19* −.28* .14 .10
AS           .20* .39* .40* .41* −.19* −.22* −.31* −.01 .04
DEM            .53* .49* .19* −.09 −.12 −.22* .07 .05
CAT             .81* .61* −.12 −.28* −.45* .05 .12
LFT              .62* −.09 −.30* −.45* .06 .09
SD               −.14 −.31* −.47* .08 .16*
PF                .47* .38* −.44* −.49*
GH                 .47* −.35* −.36*
MCS                  −.26* −.35*
PS                   .66*
  1. N neuroticism, E extraversion, O openness to experience, A agreeableness, C conscientiousness, PPO a positive problem orientation, NPO a negative problem orientation, RPS rational problem solving, ICS impulsive-careless style, AS avoidant style, DEM demandingness, CAT catastrophizing, LFT low frustration tolerance, SD self-downing, PF physical functioning, GH general health, MCS mental composite score, PS pain severity, PI pain interference
  2. *p < .001