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Table 2 Correlations among study variables

From: Mediating role of emotional labor in the association between emotional intelligence and fatigue among Chinese doctors: a cross-sectional study

Variables Mean SD 1 2 3 4 5
1. Age (yrs) 39.20 8.78 1     
2. EI 81.29 14.76 −0.010 1    
3. SA 19.40 5.91 −0.079* − 0.196** 1   
4. DA 12.72 3.12 −0.130* −0.014 0.424** 1  
5. NA 10.60 2.33 0.010 0.232** −0.121** 0.205** 1
6. Fatigue 8.02 3.39 0.032 −0.365** 0.278** 0.091* −0.200**
  1. Abbreviations SD standard deviation, EI emotional intelligence, SA surface acting, DA deep acting, NA natural acting
  2. *P < 0.05; **P < 0.01