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Table 2 Spearman correlation coefficients describing the bivariate associations between demographic information, flame retardant exposure, and social behaviors

From: Cross-sectional study of social behaviors in preschool children and exposure to flame retardants

Variable Gender Age Family Context Adverse Exper. ln ΣPBDE ln ΣOPFR Communication Cooperation Assertion Responsibility Empathy Engagement Self-control Externalizing Internalizing
Gender 1               
Age .06 1              
Family Context − .09 .09 1             
Adverse Exper. .03 .07 − .38** 1            
ln ΣPBDE .08 .13 − .22 .14 1           
ln ΣOPFR .14 .02 − .15 .02 .24* 1          
Communication .24* .46** .27* − .19 − .12 − .10 1         
Cooperation .24* .27* .24* − .22* .06 − .10 .77** 1        
Assertion .15 .49** .22* − .13 − .33** .09 .65** .40** 1       
Responsibility .24* .33** .32** − .20 .05 − .20 .83** .89** .47** 1      
Empathy .17 .37** .16 − .19 − .12 − .01 .69** .52** .57** .56** 1     
Engagement .13 .39** .29** − .23* − .17 .06 .76** .53** .70** .60** .58** 1    
Self-control .12 .39** .39* − .27* − .20 .05 .77** .62** .66** .64** .74** .62** 1   
Externalizing − .17 − .07 − .26* .33** .09 .26* − .63** − .78** − .19 − .74** − .42** − .41** − .53** 1  
Internalizing .20 − .03 − .28** .33** .14 .09 − .35** − .27** − .12 − .26* − .24* − .32** − .33** .54** 1
  1. a0 = male,1 = female
  2. p < .10, *p < .05, **p < .01