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Group Statistics T1 Socio- economic status composite T1 Parent 1: highest level of education N Mean Std. Deviation Std. Error Mean Associate’s degree 2522 .1216 .52060 .01037 Bachelor’s degree 3829 .6539 .53580 .00866 INDEPENDENT SAMPLES TEST Levene’s Equality Test of Variances F Sig. t df Sig. (2- tailed) Mean Dif. Std. Error Dif 95% Confidence Lower Interval Upper T1 SES COMPOSITE Equal Variances assumed 2.636 .105 -39.180 6349 .000 -.53234 .01359 -.55897 -.50570 Equal Variances not assumed -39.412 5502.068 .000 -.53234 .01359 -.55882 0.50586 RQ: Does a parent’s level of education (IV) affect socio-economic status (DV)? 1

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Ha: There is a difference between a parent’s level of education and socioeconomic status. Ho: There is no difference between a parent’s level of education socioeconomic status. Research Design: A causal-comparative research design may align with this research question. A causal-comparative research seeks to find relationships between independent and dependent variables. The goal of this type of research is to determine if the independent variable affects the dependent variable by comparing two or more groups. (Salkind, 2010). Means test: An independent sample t test is utilized to answer the research question. This t test
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