You are examining results that are comparing three different educational degrees in nursing (diploma, ADN

You are examining results that are comparing three different educational degrees in nursing (diploma, ADN, and BSN) to their reported levels of commitment to the profession.  The researcher set the alpha level (the level of statistical significance) prior to the study at p< 0.05.

Which of the findings below demonstrate statistical significance, based on the researcher’s alpha level?

a) No decision can be made as to whether a significant difference was found among diploma, associate degree, and baccalaureate graduates’ scores.
b) A significant difference was found among diploma, associate degree, and baccalaureate graduates’ scores (r =.112,  p = .06).
c) A significant difference was found among diploma, associate degree, and baccalaureate graduates’ scores (r =.40,  p = .001).