The Huron University College Journal of Learning and Motivation

Article Title

Responses to Abstract Questions


Xiao Lin


Past studies have shown that false leading questions are likely to alter responses in humans with lower capacities for memory. Given a questionnaire consisting of abstract sets of choices and a hint, participants' responses were recorded and measured against their inclination towards authoritarianism or rebellion. The results showed no significant main effects or interaction effects. A Chi-square test showed that participants were disposed to select some choices significantly more frequently than others. The results were discussed with regards to the control errors and validity of the created questionnaire

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