# Statistics (Correlation)

Examine the relationship among selected variables by calculating the Pearson correlation coefficient and creating tables to summarize the findings.

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This document discusses the correlation between healthiness as a concern when making a food purchase and the degree of interest in more healthy food options offered on campus. Descriptive statistics and test results are provided. The document also includes a comparison of subgroups based on gender.

## Statistics (Correlation)

Examine the relationship among selected variables by calculating the Pearson correlation coefficient and creating tables to summarize the findings.

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Statistics (Correlation)
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13 April 2019
The chosen variables are;
Healthiness
I would be interested in more healthy food options offered on campus
Age of the participant
Research hypothesis
The research hypothesis for this study is that there is positive relationship between healthiness as
a concern when making a food purchase and the degree to which participants agree with
statement on interest in more healthy food options offered on campus. The belief is that those
who have high rating for healthiness as a concern would be more interested in more healthy food
options offered on campus.
Descriptive statistics
The average rating for the healthiness importance was found to be 1.21 with 2 being very
important. The mode was 2 indicating that majority feel that healthiness is very important. The
skewness value was found to be -1.27 (a value less than -1), this shows a high negative skewness
for the healthiness. On the other hand, the average for interest in more healthy food was 1.06
with the median being 1 and the mode being 2. This shows that majority strongly agree that
would be interested in more healthy food options offered on campus. The skewness value was -
0.77 (a value less than -0.5), this shows a moderate negative skewness. Lastly for the age, the
average was 2.52 indicating that the average age could be between 21-26 years old. The
skewness value was 0.63 (a value greater than 0.5), this shows a moderate positive skewness for
the variable age. See table 1 below.

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