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).
Our review resulted in the identification of several interventions that were designed to improve employability skills (such as job seeking, assertiveness, independent living, and self-constructs) that correlational research
also found to be predictors of employment.
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.
Despite their widespread use, many researchers view psychometrics and measurement as relevant only for the study of individual differences, correlational research
, or for self-report scales.