Faculty Mentor

Dr Ping Ye, Dr Diane Cook

Proposal Type

Poster

Start Date

3-11-2018 3:20 PM

End Date

3-11-2018 4:20 PM

Location

Nesbitt 3110

Abstract

Abstract:

We analyze the dataset collected from students participating in the Boy With A Ball (BWAB) program, a faith-based community outreach group, through the Hemingway Measure of Adult Connectedness©, a questionnaire measuring the social connectedness of adolescents. First, we approach the data in the conventional method provided by the Hemingway website. We then identify which questions are strong determiners in deciding whether a student has completed the BWAB program or not. With the goal of utilizing the logistic regression, we reduce the set of questions to those only identified as significant in other methods. These methods include linear regression, decision tree, and random forest. The results are explained from a psychological perspective of social adolescent development.

Keywords: connectedness, adolescent, development, Hemingway, linear, logistic, psychological

Gildardo Bautista-Maya: gbaut1890@ung.edu

Dr. Ping Ye: ping.ye@ung.edu

Dr. Diane Cook: diane.cook@ung.edu

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Nov 3rd, 3:20 PM Nov 3rd, 4:20 PM

41 - Data Exploration and Analysis for the Hemingway Measure of Adult Connectedness

Nesbitt 3110

Abstract:

We analyze the dataset collected from students participating in the Boy With A Ball (BWAB) program, a faith-based community outreach group, through the Hemingway Measure of Adult Connectedness©, a questionnaire measuring the social connectedness of adolescents. First, we approach the data in the conventional method provided by the Hemingway website. We then identify which questions are strong determiners in deciding whether a student has completed the BWAB program or not. With the goal of utilizing the logistic regression, we reduce the set of questions to those only identified as significant in other methods. These methods include linear regression, decision tree, and random forest. The results are explained from a psychological perspective of social adolescent development.

Keywords: connectedness, adolescent, development, Hemingway, linear, logistic, psychological

Gildardo Bautista-Maya: gbaut1890@ung.edu

Dr. Ping Ye: ping.ye@ung.edu

Dr. Diane Cook: diane.cook@ung.edu