A study in the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology investigated the relationship of employment status and

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A study in the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology investigated the relationship of employment status and mental health. A sample of working and unemployed people was selected, and each person was given a mental health examination using the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ), a widely recognized measure of mental health. Although the article focused on comparing the mean GHQ levels, a comparison of the variability of GHQ scores for employed and unemployed men and women is of interest as well.
a. In general terms, what does the amount of variability in GHQ scores tell us about the group?
b. What are the appropriate null and alternative hypotheses to compare the variability of the mental health scores of the employed and unemployed groups? Define any symbols you use.
c. The standard deviation for a sample of 142 employed men was 3.26, while the standard deviation for 49 unemployed men was 5.10. Conduct the test you set up in part b using a = .05. Interpret the results.
d. What assumptions are necessary to ensure the validity of the test?
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Statistics For Business And Economics

ISBN: 9780321826237

12th Edition

Authors: James T. McClave, P. George Benson, Terry T Sincich

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