I have two variables. There is a statistically significant correlation between the two (spearman coefficient 0.82, p<0.01). But the dependent variable can be either positive or negative (the trendline crosses 0).
How do I describe this in text? I want to be able to say that a higher independent variable (x axis) value correlates with a positive dependent variable (y axis), and a lower independent variable correlates with a negative dependent variable. But it feels like this this needs further qualification or additional statistical analysis to establish?