After data collection I found that age had very little impact on the number of hours worked. While in some cases older aged people worked more hours it wasn't always determined by age. There were in fact many different confounding influences. I collected a larger number of data to be sure I had a large range of ages for individual data; I also collected both paid and unpaid hours worked because stay at home mothers and fathers, students, and unemployed people who still work at home should be included in the study. The explanatory variable used was age and the response variable was hours worked per week.



The collected data had a
Min. 5 hrs/week
Q1 39 hrs/week
Med. 47 hrs/week
Q3. 55 hrs/week
Max. 90 hrs/week
Mean 44.42 hrs/week

The calculated standard deviation was 4.92 from a sample size of 50.
The correlation was equal to .444463 showing that there is a weak straight line relationship, disproving my hypothesis that there would be a positive relationship between age and hours worked per week.
And R sqrd equal to .1975 saying that only 19.75 % of the variation in hours worked per week is explained by age.
Some of the confounding influences include current unemployment rates, part-time workers, workaholics, students who only work in the summer, and school workers who don't work summers, weather effecting work hours, injured workers, as well as retired people, and people who have not yet broken into the work field.