# PSY2061 Weight Satisfaction Survey Assignment

PSY2061 Weight Satisfaction Survey Assignment

Look at the following Weight Satisfaction Survey questions, data, Minitab data analysis output, and scatterplot. The data are similar to what would have been obtained if you sent the survey to 10 people. Your task is to evaluate the information and determine if there are any significant results and also to determine if there are any apparent gender differences. Based on your observation and evaluation, prepare a report in a 1- to 2-page Microsoft Word document.

Questions for Weight Satisfaction Survey:

 Gender Height Weight Age Male or Female Height (in inches) Weight (in pounds) Age (in years)

Are you satisfied with you weight? Yes or No (satis)

Do you exercise regularly? Yes or No (exreg)

If yes, how many times a week do you exercise? _______ (tweek)

Have you ever misrepresented your weight? Yes or No (misrep)

Do you mind talking about weight? Yes or No

If yes, please explain: _____________________ (expl)

Data has been entered in the table under the variable names given in parentheses at the end of the survey questions. It is important to note that each participant has two lines of data, and the answer to the open-ended question is typed on the second line. The coding information for the variables that need coding is as follows: gender (1 = male, 2 = female), satis (1 = yes, 2 = no), exreg (1 = yes, 2 = no), misrep (1 = yes, 2 = no), and mind (1 = yes, 2 = no).

 Data from Weight Satisfaction Survey Partic. # Gender Height Weight Age Satis Exreg Tweek Misrep Mind 1 1 70 182 43 1 1 3 2 2 expl: 2 2 70 191 53 2 1 2 1 2 expl: 3 2 64 205 49 1 2 1 1 expl: I am just not happy about my weight and I do not like to talk about it. 4 2 69 189 26 2 2 1 1 expl: I would rather not say the number. 5 1 74 210 67 2 2 2 2 expl: 6 2 67 145 46 1 2 2 2 expl: 7 1 69 192 42 1 1 4 2 1 expl: 8 2 65 178 54 2 2 1 1 expl: It makes me feel bad to talk about my weight because I want to be thinner. 9 1 71 210 41 1 2 2 2 2 expl: 10 2 60 212 32 2 2 1 1 expl: I try not to think about it. It is a battle I have been fighting all my life.

Appropriate Descriptive Statistics

 Descriptive Statistics N Minimum Maximum Mean Standard Deviation Height 10 60 74 68.00 4.082 Weight 10 145 212 191.40 20.354 Age 10 26 67 45.30 11.567 Tweek 4 2 4 2.75 .957 Valid N (List-Wise) 4

Pearson Correlations

 Correlations Height Weight Age Height Pearson Correlation 1.000 .017 .419 Significance (Two-Tailed) .962 .228 N 10 10 10 Weight Pearson Correlation .017 1.000 .007 Significance(Two-Tailed) .962 .986 N 10 10 10 Age Pearson Correlation .419 .007 1.000 Significance (Two-Tailed) .228 .986 N 10 10 10

Study Results: Write a results section that includes the descriptive statistics for age, weight, and height. Also, look at the data for the satis, exreg, misrep, and mind variables for the males and females. Determine the frequency counts of the yes or no responses for the males and females. Does it seem the males and females responded differently to any of the questions?

How You Would Handle the Participants: You must write a brief statement to answer the following questions:

• How would you feel if you had to collect the data from any of the participants who were selected for this study? Which specific participants might feel embarrassed and why?
• How would you handle their discomfort while answering questions? What would you do if they wanted to stop filling out the survey?