Title

College Students Feelings Towards Having a Child

Date

5-26-2016 1:30 PM

End Time

26-5-2016 3:30 PM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Department

Behavioral Sciences

Session Chair

Jaime M. Cloud

Session Title

Behavioral Sciences Poster Session 2

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Jaime M. Cloud

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

The current study analyzed how college students responded to the idea of having a child under different scenarios. The hypotheses were that females would react more positively than males to having a child and that individuals would react more positively to having a child when thinking about healthy children as opposed to children with learning disabilities. Additionally, an interaction hypothesis was made which stated that female responses would be more negatively affected by thinking about children with learning disabilities than male responses. The experiment was set up for participants to view a video of parents interacting with their children. The children in the videos were either healthy or diagnosed with learning disabilities. Afterwards, participants rated how much they looked forward to parenthood. The data from this study will be analyzed with a 2x2 Analysis of Variance, and the findings and their potential implications will be discussed.

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May 26th, 1:30 PM May 26th, 3:30 PM

College Students Feelings Towards Having a Child

WUC Pacific Room

The current study analyzed how college students responded to the idea of having a child under different scenarios. The hypotheses were that females would react more positively than males to having a child and that individuals would react more positively to having a child when thinking about healthy children as opposed to children with learning disabilities. Additionally, an interaction hypothesis was made which stated that female responses would be more negatively affected by thinking about children with learning disabilities than male responses. The experiment was set up for participants to view a video of parents interacting with their children. The children in the videos were either healthy or diagnosed with learning disabilities. Afterwards, participants rated how much they looked forward to parenthood. The data from this study will be analyzed with a 2x2 Analysis of Variance, and the findings and their potential implications will be discussed.