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# Nursing students currently in a romantic relationship rated how important each of four different aspects of...

Nursing students currently in a romantic relationship rated how important each of four different aspects of their relationship was to them. The article reporting the results included the following correlation matrix:

 Intimacy Social Status Self-Esteem Companionship Intimacy 1.0 Social Status -.03 1.0 Self-Esteem 33* .20 1.0 Companionship .60** .23* .38* 1.0

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Note. *p<.05; **p<.01

a. The strongest correlation occurred between which two variables? 3 pts.

b. The weakest correlation occurred between which two variables? 3 pts.

c. How many associations between variables were statistically significant? 3 pt.

Solution:

a. The strongest correlation occurred is between "Companionship" and "Intimacy" because the r=0.60 is highest among the given correlation values.

b. The weakest correlation occurred is - 0.03 and it is between "Social Status" and "Intimacy"

c. There are 4 associations between variables that are statistically significant and these are:

Self-Esteem and Intimacy = 0.33

Companionship and Intimacy = 0.60

Companionship and Social Status = 0.23

Companionship and Self-Esteem = 0.38

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