Furnham, Adrian and McClelland, Alastair and Swami, Viren (2012) The influence of person traits on lawyer selection among British adults. Journal of General Psychology, 139 (4). pp. 217-229. ISSN 0022-1309Full text not available from this repository.
The present study examined selection criteria for lawyers among British adults, which begins to overturn a dearth of studies examining this issue among legal professions. A total of 122 participants were asked to rate eight lawyers dichotomized along lawyer origin (Britain versus South Asia), gender (women versus men), and age (younger versus older). A mixed-design analysis of variance showed that there was a main effect of lawyer origin, with British lawyers preferred over the South Asian counterparts. There were also a number of significant interactions between lawyer variables, as well as participant gender and age. The effect sizes of these interactions were generally smaller (?p 2 = .07?.24) than the main effect lawyer origin (?p 2 = .54). Limitations and practical implications are discussed in conclusion.
|Subjects:||University of Westminster > Social Sciences and Humanities|
|Depositing User:||Rachel Wheelhouse|
|Date Deposited:||30 Oct 2012 15:25|
|Last Modified:||30 Oct 2012 15:25|
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