The Effect Of Cultural Difference On Correspondence Bias

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We examined the effect of cultural difference on correspondence bias. The aim of this study was to compare levels of correspondence bias in attitude attributions in Malaysians with levels of such bias in Australians where is individualistic. We had 40 participants from Malaysia and 40 participants from Australia between the ages 18-30 year olds. The study was entirely in the English language; also it was administered on the internet. We recruited participants via English-language Facebook advertisements. The participants completed tasks evaluating their age, gender and nationality. Based on the essay content condition, the participants were divided in half; half of the participants were asked to read an essay that opposed capital punishment (anti-capital punishment), on the other hand the other half read an essay that supported capital punishment (pro-capital punishment). Participants were asked to write an essay according to their choice condition half of them had no-choice condition and the other half had choice condition. The results of this research were that correspondence bias does emerge in both Malaysian and Australian participants. In conclusion our study looked at correspondence bias in two different cultures. The finding of our study was that correspondence bias emerges in both Malaysian and Australian participants. On daily bases we as humans act differently, our attitudes are different; the way each of us behaves could be very different too. Imagine you are
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