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Stress on Campus 1 Running head: STRESS ON CAMPUS Connor Harris Stress Factors on the Texas A&M Campus PSYC 203, Section 902 Apr. 12, 2011
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Stress on Campus 2 In an attempt to discover what relates to high stress in college students at Texas A&M University we ran a correlation test between GPA, age, hours of sleep, and level of stress, which is the best method because we are comparing continuous variables against one another. The null hypotheses are that there is: no interaction between stress level and age, no interaction between stress and GPA, no interaction between GPA and hours of sleep, and no interaction between GPA and age. We find that highly unlikely as shown by our research hypotheses, which state, there is a significant relationship between: stress level and age, stress and GPA, GPA and hours of sleep, and GPA and age little of which is due to chance. Because we believe sleep relates to stress, and stress relates to GPA, and age relates to all of the aforementioned, we expect to see significant relationships amongst the four continuous variables being tested. Method The sample group was made up of 25 Texas A&M students (12 males, 13 females) between the ages 18-23 ( M =20.04, SD =1.34). Participants were asked about their gender, class
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