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Table 5 Intercorrelations of the PMCM and the Brief COPE subscales

From: Ways of coping with premenstrual change: development and validation of a premenstrual coping measure

Variable Avoiding harm Awareness and acceptance Adjusting energy Self-care Communicating
Self-distraction .288*** .199** .072 .252*** .233***
Active .303*** .351*** .150* .257*** .307***
Denial .252*** -.128* .163* .106 .183**
Substance .195** -.049 .202** -.044 .064
Emotional support .238*** .251*** .173** .342*** .441***
Instrumental support .309*** .141* .091 .315*** .333***
Behavioural disengagement .228*** -.143* .329*** .131* .086
Venting .278*** .310*** .227*** .209** .225***
Positive reframing .287*** .251*** .004 .291*** .274*
Planning .243*** .291*** .117* .225*** .235***
Accepting .371*** .168** .215** .444*** .315***
Religion .220*** .038 .424*** .106 .171**
Self-Blame .333*** .133* .232** .192** .131*
Humour .238*** .183** .059 .279*** .201**
  1. Note. *p < .05.**p < .01. ***p < .001.