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Table 4 Pearson's correlation and spearman correlation of variables predicting the propensity to adopt EBP

From: The propensity to adopt evidence-based practice among physical therapists

Variable r r2 p
Personal Characteristics    
Desire for learning .36 .13 .001
Practicality .27 .07 .001
Nonconformity .24 .06 .001
Self-control .18 .03 .001
Years licensed as a physical therapist -.10 .01 .002
Self-management .09 .01 .006
Age -.07 .01 .026
Percentage of time spent in direct patient care -.07 .01 .025
Percentage of time spent in administration -.04 .00 .114
Highest degree held .29* ---- .001*
Characteristics of the Social System    
Empowerment .11 .01 .001
Continuous learning .08 .01 .015
System connection .08 .01 .012
Team learning .06 .003 .062
Provide leadership .04 .002 .109
Embedded systems .04 .002 .123
Dialogue & inquiry .03 .001 .233
  1. *Spearman Correlation