An empirical analysis of the perceived effectiveness and credibility of women trial lawyers

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Title:
An empirical analysis of the perceived effectiveness and credibility of women trial lawyers
Author:
Montgomery, Carrie, 1960-
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A group of 188 undergraduate students at the University of Arizona read three vignettes depicting a lawyer's performance at trial. The types of cases presented at trial were rape, sex discrimination, family law (divorce and child support), murder, narcotics, contracts, paternity, prostitution, and insanity. Some of the subjects read a case presented by lawyer John McKay, while others read the same case presented by lawyer Joan McKay. A multivariate analysis of variance revealed no significant differences in the perceived effectiveness and credibility of the trial lawyers, with male and female attorneys rated equally competent. The results were most encouraging for women entering the profession of law, and showed that bright undergraduate college freshmen now perceive women attorneys without sexism and with credibility.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Sexism.; Attitude (Psychology); College students -- Arizona -- Attitudes.; Women lawyers -- Public opinion.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Psychology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Domino, George

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleAn empirical analysis of the perceived effectiveness and credibility of women trial lawyersen_US
dc.creatorMontgomery, Carrie, 1960-en_US
dc.contributor.authorMontgomery, Carrie, 1960-en_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA group of 188 undergraduate students at the University of Arizona read three vignettes depicting a lawyer's performance at trial. The types of cases presented at trial were rape, sex discrimination, family law (divorce and child support), murder, narcotics, contracts, paternity, prostitution, and insanity. Some of the subjects read a case presented by lawyer John McKay, while others read the same case presented by lawyer Joan McKay. A multivariate analysis of variance revealed no significant differences in the perceived effectiveness and credibility of the trial lawyers, with male and female attorneys rated equally competent. The results were most encouraging for women entering the profession of law, and showed that bright undergraduate college freshmen now perceive women attorneys without sexism and with credibility.en_US
dc.description.noteDigitization note - Paper copy lacked page #44, but this appears to be a numbering error rather than a missing page.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectSexism.en_US
dc.subjectAttitude (Psychology)en_US
dc.subjectCollege students -- Arizona -- Attitudes.en_US
dc.subjectWomen lawyers -- Public opinion.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorDomino, Georgeen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1333255en_US
dc.identifier.oclc20136584en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b16934039en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b16934027en_US
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