This Chi-Square test is used to determine if there's a relationship between two categorical variables. Think of this as a non-parametric version of a correlation analysis. It can also be called the Test for Independence.
Running Chi-Square Test of Association in SPSS - Method 1
NOTE: these steps are for raw data, not summated frequencies (two-way table)
Running Chi-Square Test of Association in SPSS - Method 2
NOTE: these steps are for summated frequencies (two-way table), not raw data
Interpreting the Output
Reporting Results in APA Style
A chi-square test of association was conducted to determine if there is a relationship between gender and swimming abilities. There was sufficient evidence to suggest that women are more likely to swim than men, X^2(1, N = 101) = 8.8, p < .05.