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# Statistical Test: Parametric Test — Pearson Correlation Coefficient

Explain what the statistical test is all about:

 Pearson Correlation Coefficient is a type of parametric test that measures the
degree and direction of linear relationship between normally distributed variables.

Why is this the most appropriate statistical test?

 Pearson Correlation Coefficient is the most appropriate statistical test to be used
because the main goal of the research is to determine the relationship between
internalized stigma and self-concept clarity. Through the use of this statistical
test, the correlation between the variables — whether they have a positive or
negative relationship will be determined.

Summary of Research: Throughout the years, due to induced prejudice and
stigmatization from the society, the transgenders were viewed as self-stigmatized
individuals who are susceptible to mental health problems. Moreover, it could also affect
their self-concept clarity which is concerned with how consistent and non-contradicting a
person's self knowledge is. To further understand the current situation of Filipino
transgenders, the proponents of this study aimed to identify the presence of internalized
stigma (internalized transphobia and self-stigma) and its relationship to self-concept
clarity among Filipino transgenders. In knowing the relationship between the two
variables, a correlational designed was used. Subsequently, regression analysis was
utilized to determine if the scores of self-concept clarity can be predicted by scores on
the measure of internalized transphobia and self- stigma. Also, a convenience sampling
was used in obtaining adult self-identified transgender participants. After collecting data
and computing for Pearson correlation coefficient, they have found out that as the
scores on internalized transphobia scale and self-stigma scale decrease, self-concept
clarity scores increase. The result in simple regression analysis indicated that
internalized transphobia predicted self-concept clarity. To conclude, as the scores on
internalized transphobia scale and self-stigma scale decrease, self-concept clarity
scores would increase. This indicates that as transgenders accept the negative notion