SPSS Correlation questions:

#1. What is the value of r (the Pearson correlation) for the relationship between Anxiety and Laps? r =

#2. What is the value of r (the Pearson correlation) for the relationship between Confidence and Laps? r =

#3. Each correlation value tells you the direction of the correlation, as well as its strength. What tells you the direction of the correlation, and what tells you the strength?

#4. What is the direction of the correlation between Anxiety and Laps? Is it positive or negative?

#5. Based on the direction of the correlation, what happens to # of laps swam as anxiety increases?

#6. What happens to # of laps as anxiety decreases?

#7. Compare the strength of the two correlations (correlation between Anxiety and Laps versus between Confidence and Laps): Which correlation is stronger? Why do you say that?

#8. What is the p-value (the exact two-tailed Significance value) of the correlation between Confidence and Laps? p =

#9. Based on that number for the exact significance value, is there a statistically significant relationship between the two variables (tested at the .05 level, two-tailed)? How did you come to that conclusion?

#10. What is the p-value (the exact two-tailed Significance value) of the correlation between Anxiety and Laps? p =

#11. Based on that number for the exact significance value, is there a statistically significant relationship between the two variables (tested at the .05 level, two-tailed)? How did you come to that conclusion?

#12. What percentage of the variance in Anxiety and Laps is explained by their relationship? (Hint: Square the correlation to get r2, then times that by 100 to get a percentage)