The Relation Between Birth Order and Confidence in Expressed Judgments

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Title:
The Relation Between Birth Order and Confidence in Expressed Judgments
Author:
Shah, Shruti Mukesh
Issue Date:
2015
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:
The aim of this study was to establish whether a relation between confidence in judgments and decisions is affected when individuals are made aware of their birth order position. Students from The University of Arizona were recruited and asked to give upper- and lower-bound ranges for a guess before and after a subtle birth order reminder. Participants also completed The General Decision Making Style questionnaire to determine whether any style correlated with birth order position. It was discovered that no statistically significant relationship was found between reminder of birth order position and confidence in decisions made. The General Decision Making Style Questionnaire indicated a significant relationship between age and the intuitive style.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
Birth Order; Position; Confidence; Intervals; Judgment; Decision Making
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Psychology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Slaughter, Jerel

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleThe Relation Between Birth Order and Confidence in Expressed Judgmentsen_US
dc.creatorShah, Shruti Mukeshen
dc.contributor.authorShah, Shruti Mukeshen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
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
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to establish whether a relation between confidence in judgments and decisions is affected when individuals are made aware of their birth order position. Students from The University of Arizona were recruited and asked to give upper- and lower-bound ranges for a guess before and after a subtle birth order reminder. Participants also completed The General Decision Making Style questionnaire to determine whether any style correlated with birth order position. It was discovered that no statistically significant relationship was found between reminder of birth order position and confidence in decisions made. The General Decision Making Style Questionnaire indicated a significant relationship between age and the intuitive style.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
dc.subjectBirth Orderen
dc.subjectPositionen
dc.subjectConfidenceen
dc.subjectIntervalsen
dc.subjectJudgmenten
dc.subjectDecision Makingen
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorSlaughter, Jerelen
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