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    Calculating the p-value to compare Japanese and American managers

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    Are Japanese managers more motivated than American managers? A randomly selected group of each were administered the Sarnoff Survey of Attitude Toward Life, which measures motivation for upward mobility. The scores are summarized below>

    (see chart in attached file).

    Referring to the table, suppose that the test statistic is Z = 2.45. Find the p value if we assume that the alternative hypothesis was a two-tailed test.

    A. 0.0071
    B. 0.0142
    C. 0.4929
    D. 0.9858.

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    The solution shows how to calculate a p-value to determine whether Japanese or American managers are more motivated.