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Table 1 Likert items measuring the social capital of 227 foreign language teachers

From: Social capital: a vital ingredient for retaining foreign language teachers

  Descriptive analyses Correlations
  Mean SD Chosen to stay or not A B C D E F G H I J K L
Questionnaire items    -             
A. I generally have a good relationship with my students 4.48* .637 .109 -            
B. I generally have a good relationship with parents/carers 4.14** .773 .130 .632** -           
C. I feel supported by my colleagues 3.91** 1.067 .153* .422** .492** -          
D. I feel supported by my admin team 3.60** 1.233 .163* .331** .316** .629** -         
E. I am seen as a valued member of the school community 3.53* 1.147 .137* .411** .458** .601** .597** -        
F. Languages is seen as an important part of the curriculum 2.81** 1.236 .175** .366** .372** .527** .499** .669** -       
G. I read the MLTAQ mailing list 3.34 1.083 .083 -.003 -.012 .019 -.006 .021 .058 -      
H. I meet informally with other language teachers 2.96 .895 -.108 .144* .151* .154* .066 .121 .101 .182** -     
I. I attend other formal network meetings 2.57 1.078 -.129 -.059 -.046 -.042 .015 .069 -.013 .185** .387** -    
J. I respond to the MLTAQ mailing list emails 2.36 1.059 -.011 .004 .030 -.033 -.030 .083 .054 .606** .197** .252** -   
K. I attend MLTAQ meetings 1.93** 1.149 -.225** -.125 -.018 -.033 -.088 .062 .091 .287** .157* .316** .372** -  
L. I attend MLTAQ conferences 1.90** 1.103 -.193** -.025 .031 -.075 .014 .046 .079 .292** .104 .293** .443** .622** -
  1. Items A-F ranked on a 5-point scale from strongly disagree (1) to strongly agree (5)
  2. Items G-L ranked on a 4-point scale from never (1) to often (4)
  3. Significance at p < .05* and p < 0.01**