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Lastly, to determine the strengths of the relationships between the variables and patient satisfaction, and, more importantly, to test the validity of the theory about causal relationships between three or more variables that have been studied using a correlational research design, we used a structural equation model (Path Analysis).
The purpose of this quantitative, correlational research study was to examine the relationships between nurse staffing, job satisfaction, and nurse retention in an acute care hospital environment.
The movement to offer algebra instruction before high school has been inspired in large part by correlational research documenting significant differences in later-life outcomes between those students who enroll in algebra by 8th grade and those who do not.
A correlational research design (Pedhazur & Schmelkin, 1991) was used to test the hypotheses.
The purpose of this descriptive correlational research study was twofold: to examine the adoption of simulators in the nursing classroom and the relationship between adoption and nurse educators' perceptions of established change strategies as followed by program administrators.
2009) conducted a review of correlational research in secondary transition to identify "evidence-based predictors" by determining what in-school programs, services, instruction, and policies were positively correlated with better post-school outcomes in education, employment, and independent living.
We used correlational research design and collected cross-sectional data for our purpose.
We emphasize that while correlational research can suggest possibilities for increasing father involvement, investments in rigorous experimental research of programmatic interventions are needed.
Correlational research investigates the possibility of a relationship between two or more variables (Slavin, 1992; Fraenkel & Wallen, 2006, & Nardi, 2006).