Linear Relationship Between Levels Of Psychological Distress

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Results To assess the size and direction of the linear relationship between levels of psychological distress (measured using the K10) and attitudes towards seeking professional help (ATSPHS), a bivariate Pearson’s product-movement correlation coefficient (r) was calculated (APP.1). The bivariate correlation between these two variables was r(152) = -.129, p= .111. To assess the size and direction of the linear relationship between levels of psychological distress (measured using the K10) and people’s attitudes towards the risks and benefits of professional therapy (DES), two bivariate Pearson’s product-movement correlation coefficients (r) were calculated (APP.2). The bivariate correlation between the K10 and DES(risk) was r(152) = -.318, p= .000 and the bivariate correlation between the K10 and DES(benefit) was r(152) = .590, p= .000. An independent samples t-test (APP. 3) was used to compare males (n=35) and females (n=119) scores on the ATSPHS. Levene’s test was violated, thus equal variants were not assumed. The t-test was not statistically significant, with the male group (M=18.26, SD= 4.097) reporting accuracy scores 1.16 lower, 95% CI[-.396, 2.705 ], than the female group (M=19.41, SD=3.738), t(152)= 1.494, p= .141, two tailed, d= 0.29. An independent samples t-test (APP. 4) was used to compare participants born into Western culture (n=116) and participants born into other cultures (n=38) scores on the ATSPHS. Levene’s test was not violated, thus equal variants
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