Does the Marital Status of Parents Affect Their Kids?. By: Victoria Timpano, Cassandra Silva, Brandon Seymour & Derek Urban Mother Teresa High School. Table Of Contents:. Introduction Definitions Data Sources Biases Hypothesis Divorce Rate In Ontario
By: Victoria Timpano, Cassandra Silva, Brandon Seymour & Derek Urban
Mother Teresa High School
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Our main hypothesis is that adolescents will, in fact, be affected by the marital status of their parents. We think that:
This graph shows the divorce rate in Ontario from the years 1999 to 2006. There is a steady incline in the percent of people getting divorced. The r^2 value is very close to 1(the value a perfect model would achieve), so the trend represented in this graph is quite accurate, meaning that it is possible to make relatively accurate predictions for future values.
The average answer for students whose parents are divorced was about 2.9/5, which is quite different than the answer from the “together” group since the scale is so small. This follows our hypothesis because we predicted that adolescents would have a better relationship with their parents if they were both together.
For a closer look at the mean averages, the next three graphs display the averages of the students in a percentile plot. Each marital status is separated so that the data is simple to read.