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Table 3 Pearson’s correlation coefficients between delinquency and the primary explanatory variables, by sex

From: Adverse life events and delinquent behavior among Kenyan adolescents: a cross-sectional study on the protective role of parental monitoring, religiosity, and self-esteem

  Delinquency Adverse life events Parental monitoring Religiosity Self-esteem
Males      
Delinquency 1     
Adverse life events 0.37* 1    
Parental monitoring -0.28* -0.14* 1   
Religiosity -0.22* -0.14* 0.23* 1  
Self-esteem -0.24* -0.28* 0.23* 0.24* 1
Females      
Delinquency 1     
Adverse life events 0.41* 1    
Parental monitoring -0.25* -0.11* 1   
Religiosity -0.16* -0.15* 0.17* 1  
Self-esteem -0.22* -0.20* 0.13* 0.14* 1
  1. *p < 0.05.