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CHAPTER 4: RESULTS AND STATISTICAL INTERPRETATION

Analysis

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

First, ***** collected ***** were assigned respective codes, also known as dummy variables as a way of adding the values of a nominal or *****dinal variable ***** a regression equ*****tion and other statistical methods and analyses (Hardy: 1993). The standard approach to modeling categorical variables is ***** include the ***** variables in the regression equation by convert*****g each level of each categorical variable into a variable ***** its own, usually coded 0 or 1 (Garson: 2*****08; Hardy: 1993).

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

***** population used in th***** study consisted ***** 212 ***** who were ***** of different ethnicity, and were further coded as follow: Category 1 for White - Non Hispanic; ***** 2 ***** Black ***** Non Hispanic; Category 3 for Hispanic; Category ***** ***** Asian; ***** ***** 5 for Other. The last category represents ***** races ***** were not ********** in the first 4 categories, which include American-Indian, mixed race, and so forth. To classify ***** gender, code 1 was assigned to designate male students and ***** 2 for female students.

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

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