Title

The Effects of Tattoos on Perceived Competence in Traditional and Non-Traditional Students

Date

5-26-2016 8:30 AM

End Time

26-5-2016 10:30 AM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Department

Behavioral Sciences

Session Chair

Jaime M. Cloud

Session Title

Behavioral Sciences Poster Session 1

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Jaime M. Cloud

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

The purpose of the current study was to integrate prior research on tattoo perceptions with research on the general shift occurring in current workplaces to allow tattoos in the workplace. This shift is thought to be caused by a difference in ages, so perceptions of tattoos will be studied in both traditional and non-traditional college students. The specific examination of this study was how traditional and non-traditional students perceive competence due to the presence or lack of tattoos. It was predicted that the interaction between tattoos and student status will show that non-traditional students will report a lower level of perceived intelligence than traditional students on the image with tattoos. Traditional and non-traditional students were presented with an image of a male, either with or without tattoos and were then asked to rate the image based on their competence. Data will be analyzed using a 2x2 Analysis of Variance. Implications of the obtained findings and future directions will be discussed.

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 
May 26th, 8:30 AM May 26th, 10:30 AM

The Effects of Tattoos on Perceived Competence in Traditional and Non-Traditional Students

WUC Pacific Room

The purpose of the current study was to integrate prior research on tattoo perceptions with research on the general shift occurring in current workplaces to allow tattoos in the workplace. This shift is thought to be caused by a difference in ages, so perceptions of tattoos will be studied in both traditional and non-traditional college students. The specific examination of this study was how traditional and non-traditional students perceive competence due to the presence or lack of tattoos. It was predicted that the interaction between tattoos and student status will show that non-traditional students will report a lower level of perceived intelligence than traditional students on the image with tattoos. Traditional and non-traditional students were presented with an image of a male, either with or without tattoos and were then asked to rate the image based on their competence. Data will be analyzed using a 2x2 Analysis of Variance. Implications of the obtained findings and future directions will be discussed.