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Table 3 Pearson’s correlations of the P-PSE scales with theoretically related (convergent validity) and unrelated (discriminant validity) constructs

From: A translation and validation of the Perceived Political Self-Efficacy (P-PSE) Scale for the use in German samples

ConstructP-PSE full scaleP-PSE short scale
rp valuerp value
Sociodemographic variables
 Age0.070.0200.12< 0.001
 Gender (0 = female, 1 = male)0.20< 0.0010.19< 0.001
 High level of formal education0.13< 0.0010.14< 0.001
Vetter scale0.60< 0.0010.60< 0.001
Beierlein scale0.61< 0.0010.60< 0.001
Political interest0.59< 0.0010.61< 0.001
External efficacy0.24< 0.0010.22< 0.001
General self-efficacy0.27< 0.0010.25< 0.001
Left–right orientation0.000.9880.000.942
Extremism (based on left–right orientation)0.15< 0.0010.13< 0.001
  1. Note. Values of gender and level of formal education are point-biseral correlations