Assignment: Please tell me how your independent variable is going to influence your dependent variable, and compare it with other studies. For example: As hypothesized, results from this study indicate that people who exercise more often have lower levels of depression. In addition, people who exercised more frequently reported higher levels of self-esteem. These results are consistent with findings from XXX (2019) who also found that exercise was conductive to overall feelings of well-being. The topic of the assignment is recidivism: The research questions and hypotheses are provided below. 3 pages. Research Question Does participation in a faith-based program affect recidivism rates of inmates. Research Hypothesis Inmates who participate in Faith-based programs/organizations are less likely to be repeat offenders than those who do not participate in those programs. Research Question Do faith-based programs assist with the social reintegration of inmates Research Hypothesis Former inmates who participate in religious programs integrate more readily into society post-release.