Correlation Paper

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Abstract
The purpose of this project was to measure how closely two psychological surveys were related. Our first survey measured the subjects ' level of social physique anxiety; our second survey measured the subjects ' level of hypersensitive narcissism. Our findings were that the measures were moderately correlated. Significance testing proved that they were directly related to each other.

Correlation Project: Social Physique Anxiety and Hypersensitive Narcissism Our initial hypothesis for this study stated that we believed that our two measures, social physique anxiety and hypersensitive narcissism, would be highly correlated. Two of the many symptoms of narcissism include low self-esteem and feelings of inferiority. Because of
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Sample statements include: “My feelings are easily hurt by ridicule or the slighting remarks of others” and “I can become entirely absorbed in thinking about my personal affairs, my health, my cares or my relations to others.”
Procedure
First, we randomly selected participants to include in the study. Next, we gave each subject one copy of each of the surveys. After we received the completed surveys, we computed the necessary data to come to conclusions about our study.
Results
Based on the data we obtained, we were able to compute several figures of descriptive statistics for our study. For our social physique anxiety scale, the mean response for our group of participants is M = 2.73, with a standard deviation of SD = 0.44. For both scales, the mdn = 3, and mode = 3. For the scale on hypersensitive narcissism, our mean response is equal to M = 2.87, with a standard deviation of SD = 0.61. The range of scores obtained is equal to 4 (highest reported score was 5, lowers reported was 1). We computed the variance to equal r² = 1.46 for social physique anxiety, and 1.64 for hypersensitive narcissism. The
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