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CHAPTER 4: RESULTS AND STATISTICAL INTERPRETATION

Analysis

Analysis was done using the statistical software package SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) version 11.5 (Halley, et al: 2003). Minitab and Microsoft Excel (Patterson: 2006) were also used to statistically analyze, validate ***** interpr***** the collected data.

First, the collected ***** were assigned respective codes, ***** known as dummy variables as a way of adding ***** values of a nomin*****l or ordinal variable ***** a regression equ*****tion and other statistical methods and analyses (Hardy: 1993). The standard approach to modeling categorical variables is ***** include the categorical variables in the regression equation by convert*****g each level of ***** categorical variable into a variable of its own, usually coded 0 or 1 (Garson: 2008; Hardy: *****).

In this study, financial *****s were classified as ***** variables. To determine if students have received ***** aid (FINAID) in their studies (answerable ***** "Yes"), a code of ***** w***** ***** *****hile those who did not receive any financial aid (answerable by "No") ***** coded as 0. Age, being a continuous independent variable, w***** further classified ***** four groups and coded as follow: Code 1 for ages between 18 ***** 29; Code 2 ***** ages between 30 and 39; ***** 3 for ages ***** 40 and 49; ***** Code 4 for ages between 50 and 59. Note that the minimum age of 20 in the proposal w***** just an assumption ***** the age student normally starts the program. The youngest age of the ***** ***** the gathered data for this study is 18.

***** population used in ***** study cons*****ted ***** 212 ***** ***** were consisted of different ethnicity, and were further coded as follow: Category 1 for White - Non Hispanic; Category 2 ***** Black - Non Hispanic; Category 3 for Hispanic; ***** ***** ***** Asian; ***** Category 5 for Other. The l*****t category represents ***** races ***** were ***** *****d in the first 4 categories, which include American-Indian, mixed race, and so forth. To classify the gender, code 1 was assigned to designate male students and code 2 for fe***** students.

***** order ***** find out who among the students have completed the nursing program (answerable by "Yes"), a code of 1 was used; ***** code 0 was assigned for those who did not complete the nursing program (answerable by "No"). The variable ***** ***** Complete Nursing Program was COMPRGM. Since ********** was a required 70% score or higher scores in the assessment tests of ***** nurse pre-entrance exam or Hea*****h Education Systems, Inc. (HESI) to be eligible for admission, code 1 was assigned ***** signify "Eligible for Admission" and code 2 was assigned to ***** "Not Eligible ***** Admission." *****se codes are applicable to both HESI Math Score (%) and HESI Reading Comprehension Score (%). For the cumulative pre-requisite grade point average (GPA), a variable code of CUMPRE***** was assigned. Prior to ***** application to the nursing program, there ***** certain pre-requisite courses to be taken. These courses are Human Anatomy and Physiology

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