The Influence of Gender on Decision-Making
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Publisher:The Ohio State University
Series/Report no.:The Ohio State University. Department of Criminology Undergraduate Research Theses; 2018
Making the right decision is a very hard thing to do in certain circumstances. Today though this is very tough thing to do because people are always being influenced by the world around them. This thesis sets out to understand how sex shapes such influence patterns – both an individual's sex, and the sex of influential others. To do so, I conducted a survey experiment. Participants gave their opinions on a series of questions, and then there were experimental questions that randomly tested the participants ability to make individual decisions when faced with a gendered manipulation. Changing opinions is here conceived of as social influence. An analysis of the data revealed that there is connection between gendered influence and changing your decisions or beliefs, but because of a small sample size the statistical power of these findings is low.
Academic Major: Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies
Undergraduate Research Scholarship from the Arts and Sciences Honors Committee