Title

Helping Behavior and Femininity

Date

6-1-2017 8:30 AM

End Time

1-6-2017 10:30 AM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Department

Behavioral Sciences

Session Chair

Jaime Cloud

Session Title

Behavioral Sciences poster Session

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Jaime Cloud

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

This study was an investigation of the effects of femininity on helping behavior. For the purpose of the study, "helping" was measured by the willingness of an individual to complete a survey. "Femininity" was measured by the appearance of the confederate, while also being manipulated by the confederate's dress, hairstyle, and makeup. In the feminine condition the confederate wore more makeup, had her hair down, and was wearing tighter clothes, while in the modest condition she had little makeup, wore her hair up, and had loose clothing. A chi-squared test was utilized to analyze the collection of "yes" and "no" responses and the gender of the participants. The participants were collected from WOU's students and staff. There was a total of two hundred participants, of those seventy-eight were male, one-hundred and nineteen were female, and three identified themselves as other. The nature of the study went as follows, the confederate stood in the WUC, and as participants passed her, they were asked to complete a survey. The researcher sat nearby to record the participants responses. The results came back not significant when the chi-squared test was ran, χ²(1, n=200)=1.471, p<.05.

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Jun 1st, 8:30 AM Jun 1st, 10:30 AM

Helping Behavior and Femininity

WUC Pacific Room

This study was an investigation of the effects of femininity on helping behavior. For the purpose of the study, "helping" was measured by the willingness of an individual to complete a survey. "Femininity" was measured by the appearance of the confederate, while also being manipulated by the confederate's dress, hairstyle, and makeup. In the feminine condition the confederate wore more makeup, had her hair down, and was wearing tighter clothes, while in the modest condition she had little makeup, wore her hair up, and had loose clothing. A chi-squared test was utilized to analyze the collection of "yes" and "no" responses and the gender of the participants. The participants were collected from WOU's students and staff. There was a total of two hundred participants, of those seventy-eight were male, one-hundred and nineteen were female, and three identified themselves as other. The nature of the study went as follows, the confederate stood in the WUC, and as participants passed her, they were asked to complete a survey. The researcher sat nearby to record the participants responses. The results came back not significant when the chi-squared test was ran, χ²(1, n=200)=1.471, p<.05.