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Table 4 Mean ratings for each need, 95 % confidence intervals, partial correlation with positive affect (PA) while controlling for negative affect and with negative affect (NA) while controlling for PA, and loadings on the two components resulting from PCA

From: Wellbeing in the Making: Peoples’ Experiences with Wearable Activity Trackers

Need Mean CI (95 %) CorrPA CorrNA C1 C2
Physical thriving 4.17 4.03–4.28 0.31** −0.01 0.78  
Autonomy 4.03 3.88–4.13 0.20* −0.14 0.66  
Competence 4.08 3.92–4.13 0.31** −0.16 0.72  
Stimulation 3.83 3.69–3.95 0.35** −0.6 0.68  
Self-esteem 3.79 3.61–3.92 0.30** −0.01 0.71  
Meaning 3.43 3.22–3.61 0.28** 0.12 0.51 0.63
Popularity 3.15 2.94–3.32 0.26** 0.07   0.84
Relatedness 3.13 2.92–3.33 0.20* 0.04   0.91
Security 3.00 2.81–3.16 0.10 0.07   
Luxury 2.53 2.43–2.79 0.08 0.12   
  1. * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01, component loadings <0.30 were suppressed