Table 1.

Means, SD, and intercorrelations (Pearson's r) of recognition, verifiability, perceived threat, adaptive coping responses, and maladaptive coping responses (statistics averaged across the four experimental conditions)

Mean (SD)12345
Recognition (1-4)2.95 (1.10)1.00
Verifiability (1-4)2.36 (0.94)−0.121.00
Perceived threat (1-4)2.75 (0.80)0.47*−0.211.00
Adaptive coping (1-5)3.87 (0.74)0.33*−0.040.36*1.00
Maladaptive coping (1-5)2.71 (0.85)−0.230.31*−0.32*−0.211.00
  • NOTE: To prevent inflated SDs and correlations by treating all 2 × 2 × N data as 4N different research participants, we calculated per experimental condition the mean, SD, and intercorrelation for each (pair of) outcome variable and presented here the average of these statistics across the conditions.

  • * P < 0.001.

  • P < 0.01.