So I'm really stumped. Basically I have a negative standardised coefficient value of -0.35, and a 95% CI equals (-0.47, -0.23). I'm having trouble interpreting the interval because it's negative.

I'd have thought that, the lower and upper bounds would be reversed. Because if the coefficient is closer to -1 that'd mean it's a stronger effect. However, here, in the upper bound, it's saying that at best beta could be -0.23, which is closer to no effect (0). But it makes more sense for it to be -47, because that indicates a stronger effect. It doesn't make sense saying "at worst beta could be -.47" because that value would indicate the variable is a stronger predictor of the independent variable, not a weaker one.

Am I making sense here?

Many thanks!