# What Kind of Test?

#### cablerr

##### New Member
Hey guys, I was wondering what is the best type of test for this:

I'm investigating vegan identity. I have calculated an "integration score" for each individual and am seeing how factors affect that.

I want to see how familial support affects the integration score of females only.

Would this be a paired samples test or should I select female cases only and then run an independent samples t-test?? or neither??

Thanks for any help

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#### bruin

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integration score - exactly what values are possible for this measure?

familial support - exactly what values are possible for this measure?

#### cablerr

##### New Member
Integration score has been calculated from other questionnaire responses, so is on a continuous scale between 0 and 65.
Familial support is either 0 for support or 1 for no support

#### bruin

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In that case it sounds like you want an independent-samples t-test with family support as the independent/grouping variable and integration as the dependent/test variable.

#### cablerr

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Hey there, I have run that test, with female only cases selected

I have attached the results for it. I was hoping for some clarification on the results...

the t-result was a minus (-1.593). What does this mean?
I have never come across this before and I can't find it in my text book (Pallant's SPSS Survival).
A quick google left me more confused as I couldn't seem to get the wording for my search right.

This is my written interpretation for the tables:

First, only female cases were selected for, to conduct an independent t-test. This was to compare the integration score of females with and without familial support. There was no significant difference in scores for those with support (M = 11.77, SD = 6.320) and those without (M = 14.81, SD = 5.456); t (40) = -1.593, p = .119, two-tailed.

is this about right? Does it literally only say that there is no statistical significance?
I'm sorry for this, I am very much a beginner at this and definitely have trouble interpreting results, so if you could explain I would very grateful!

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#### bruin

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the t-result was a minus (-1.593). What does this mean?
I have never come across this before and I can't find it in my text book (Pallant's SPSS Survival).
A quick google left me more confused as I couldn't seem to get the wording for my search right.