In This Study, A Total Of 109 Participants Varying In Age

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In this study, a total of 109 participants varying in age and sex were investigated. Initially, six participants were recruited by email sent out individually by students of the University of Michigan Research Methods class. In this email included an introductory paragraph asking subjects to take part in survey, a link to the website Qualtrics that contained the survey and most importantly it asked the subjects to forward this message to at least one other person in hopes to recruit more people to become a part of the study. There was no compensation or incentivizes for the completion of the survey. Out of the 109 participants, 14 individuals did not full complete their surveys and therefore has been removed from the study for the sake of…show more content…
One attribute that we measured in this study was the participant’s tendency to engage in and enjoy effortful cognitions endeavors using the Need for cognition Short form survey (Petty et. al, 1984). In this survey participants indicated the extent to which they endorse each statement using a Likert-type scale. This scale consists of 18 items on a 5-point scale ranging from 1 (extremely characteristic) to 5 (extremely uncharacteristic). (Petty et. al, 1984) In the Ambivalent Sexism Inventory (ASI) (Glick & Fiske, 1996), two positively correlated components of sexism: sexist antipathy or Hostile Sexism (HS) and a subjectively positive orientation toward women or Benevolent Sexism are used to predict subject’s ambivalent attitudes toward women (Glick & Fiske, 1996). This scale consists of 12 items on a 5-point Likert-type scale ranging from 1 (Disagree strongly) to 5 (Agree strongly). Using this scale, participants were able to indicate their level of agreement to each statement presented. Furthermore, in order to measure the BIG-FIVE personality dimensions, participants completed the Ten Item Personality Measure (TIPI) (Gosling at. al, 2003). This survey scale consists of 10 items on a 7-point Likert-type scale ranging from 1 (agree strongly) to 7 (Disagree strongly). This survey measured the extent to which subjects agreed to each statement dealing with their personalities such as if they considered themselves “Reserved, quiet” and etc. In
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