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Table 5 Pearson correlations between the dimensions of sexual relationship regarding Protection Motivation Theory (n = 716)

From: Motivation for protection in sexual relationship during the COVID-19 quarantine: analysis of the sociodemographic variables of the Iranian population

Dimensions 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
1- Perceived vulnerability 0.074* 0.668** 0.169** 0.223** 0.245** 0.367** 0.425** 1
2- Perceived severity -0.042 0.623** 0.155** 0.067 0.077* 0.505** 1  
3- Perceived costs -0.072 0.661** 0.158** 0.182** 0.224** 1   
4- Perceived response efficacy 0.051 0.660** 0.340** 0.523** 1    
5- Perceived Self-efficacy 0.073 0.597** 0.225** 1     
6- Protection motivation 0.069 0.491** 1      
7- Total 0.037 1       
8-Age         
  1. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.001