Since standardized betas are correlation coefficients in bivariate regression, is it the case that standardized betas in multiple regression are partial correlations?

**Answer**

Longer answer.

If I have this right —

Partial correlation:

$$

r_{y1.2} = \frac{r_{y1}-r_{y2}r_{12}}{\sqrt{(1-r^2_{y2})(1-r^2_{12})}}

$$

equivalent standardized beta:

$$

\beta_1 = \frac{r_{y1}-r_{y2}r_{12}}{(1-r^2_{12})}

$$

As you see, the denominator is different.

Their relative size depends on whether $\sqrt{(1-r^2_{y2})}$ or $\sqrt{(1-r^2_{12})}$ is smaller.

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