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PSY 870 - Module 7 Problem Set Assignment




Question;Optimism and LongevityA cancer specialist from the Los Angeles County General Hospital (LACGH) rated patientoptimism in 20- to 40-year-old male patients with incurable cancer in 1970. In 1990, theresearcher examined hospital records to gather the following data:Socioeconomic status (17 rating of occupation, higher ratings indicate higher levels ofSES)Age in 1970Optimism in 1970 (1100 rating, higher scores indicate higher levels of optimism)Longevity (years lived after the 1970 diagnosis)Using the SPSS data file for Module 7 (located in Topic Materials), calculate a simultaneousmultiple regression with SES, age, and optimism as the independent variables and longevity asthe dependent variable.1. Do the independent variables correlate statistically significantly and practically with thedependent variable?2. Is collinearity between the independent variables a concern?3. What is the R and adjusted R-square for all independent variables enteredsimultaneously?4. What variable(s) provide a significant unique contribution(s)?5. Compose a results section for this statistical analysis.


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