# Results Assignment

Results Assignment

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Proposed Study Title

Health beliefs and the relationship between university students in academic performance and physical activity.

Is there a correlation between the hours spent at university students undertaking physical activity and academic performance?

Hypothesis 1: university students who spent more hours studying did less total hours of moderate physical activity?

Hypothesis 2: Students who studied less than 20 minutes spent more minutes walking.

Hypothesis 3: students with a higher HBM rating spent more time in vigorous physical activity

Description of your study participants (1 paragraph max.)

There were a total of 195 participants in the study population. Most respondents were aged between the ages of 21 > years (126, 64.6%) and the lowest proportion were students aged 19-20 years (69, 35.4%). Compared to males, there was a higher proportion of females (128, 66.2%) (69, 33.8%). Overall, 49 (25.1%) of students were enrolled in Bachelor of Paramedic Science, while only 17 (8.7 %) of total participants were enrolled in Bachelor of Exercise Science.

Table 1. Participant Characteristics

Inferential Statistics

Hypothesis 1

Were the assumptions of this test met?

Because both variables are continuous variables and were linearly connected, assumptions were met.

Which statistical test did you use to test hypothesis 1?

The Spearmans Rho’ test was the methodology used to test hypothesis one.

Write the result for this test using numbers.

R= -.077, P=.294 N=190

Write your interpretation of this test using words.

In examining the results of the statistics spearman’s rho determined that there was no significance whether university students wh spent more hours studying did fewer hours of moderate physical activity, r,=.0.77, p<0.294, N=190 . The Null hypothesis was retained.

Hypothesis 2

Were the assumptions of this test met?

The test’s conclusions have been met. The scale variable was not normally distributed, so one variable with two independent groups was a nominal variable.

Which statistical test did you use to test hypothesis 2?

The second hypothesis was examined using the Mann Whitney U test.

Write the result for this test using numbers.

Mann Whitney U= 5387.500

Median,150, 200 (25th) 240, (75th) 320.

Write your interpretation of this test using words.

Hypothesis 3

Were the assumptions of this test met?

As both variables are marginal, the assumptions of the Chi-squared experiment were fulfilled, and the groups were independent. 0 cells predicted observations below 5 with the minimum expected count being 13.28.

Which statistical test did you use to test hypothesis 3?

Chi-square

Write the result for this test using numbers.

χ2 (1, n=195) =0.12, p=0.254. n=24= (64.9% up (to 3 hours) Males, N= 13 = (35.1%) over 3 hours.

Write your interpretation of this test using words.

Appendix 1 – SPSS output for descriptive information

Appendix 2 – SPSS output for hypothesis 1 test

Appendix 3 – SPSS output for hypothesis 2 test

Appendix 4 – SPSS output for hypothesis 3 test

Research Journal

Week 8

I had a rough time today understanding and following the cleaning process when it came to using SPSS I tried to follow the workbook that was given but the information was overwhelming, not sure how ill go during this process. Will try to use the book I got to assist.

Week 9

Very overwhelmed by this process I didn’t have the courage to ask for help as I was starting to stress out and tried to work things out on my own could only stare blankly at the screen and have spoken to Kirsty about my difficulties.

16/10/2019

Very stressed today I completed broke down. I hadn’t felt like this for a long time I almost absconded from the university and was in a very distressed state. Will contact Kirsty for assistance.

25/10/19

Got some assistance today with the topic coordinator and it helped me a lot to understand my work and the things I needed to do. Gave clarity some what. Will copy my data to one drive and try to work on it with my own copy of SPSS. And will try to get further feedback with Susan.

4/11/19

Sitting down with Susan helped a lot as now I know what pieces of information to exactly provide in writing my results assignment it will now help me finally to destress and to further research articles for the final assignment.