A correlation of -.65 between test anxiety and college GPA means that

a. there is negligible correlation between the two variables.

b. test anxiety causes low grades in college.

c. students with high test anxiety tend to get lower grades than students with low test anxiety.

d. low grades contribute to high test anxiety among college students.

Ques. 2Which of the following is most likely to be statistically significant

a. small sample, low correlation.

c. large sample, low correlation.

b. small sample, high correlation.

d. large sample, high correlation.

Ques. 3The purpose of canonical correlation is to determine the magnitude of the relationship between

a. a set of predictor variables and a set of criterion variables.

b. a set of predictor variables and an individual's group membership.

c. two or more factor scores.

d. a set of predictor variables and a single criterion variable.

Ques. 4Refer to Exhibit 13-7. Teachers ranking of importance of educational outcomes and their pupils ranking of these outcomes

a.

Spearman rho

c.

Phi coefficient

b.

Pearsons

*r*Ques. 5Refer to Exhibit 13-7. Final exam scores in algebra and scores on a math aptitude test

a.

Spearman rho

c.

Phi coefficient

b.

Pearsons

*r*Ques. 6Refer to Exhibit 13-7. Success or failure in algebra and gender

a.

Spearman rho

c.

Phi coefficient

b.

Pearsons

*r*Ques. 7Refer to Exhibit 13-7. Aptitude test scores and GPA

a.

Spearman rho

c.

Phi coefficient

b.

Pearsons

*r*Ques. 8A study with college students found no correlation between hours of study for an examination and test performance. This probably means

a. the amount of study time by a student has no effect on test scores.

b. hours of study and test performance are both influenced by a third variable, scholastic aptitude.

c. there is a negative relationship between amount of study and test performance.

d. None of these are correct.

Ques. 9A measure of political conservatism was administered to representative samples of persons of ages 18, 21, 30, 45, and 60, and their respective mean scores were 65, 90, 85, 75, 70. The correlation between age and political conservatism is

a. 1.0.

c. linear.

b. 1.0.

d. curvilinear.

Ques. 10In which college would you expect the correlation between aptitude test score and gradepoint average to be greatest?

College

A

B

C

Mean Aptitude

650

775

800

Standard Deviation

71

80

68

a.

College A

c.

College C

b.

College B