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 0022-1309
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00221309.2012.693974
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 (ηp 2 = .07−.24) than the main effect lawyer origin (ηp 2 = .54). Limitations and practical implications are discussed in conclusion.
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