THE EFFECTS OF METICULOUSNESS AND MANIPULATED TESTING ENVIRONMENTS ON TEST-TAKING

Background Information

Hypothesis

We hypothesized that participants placed in the finish early condition would perform significantly faster than participants placed in the finish late condition with non-meticulous participants finishing significantly faster than meticulous participants. We also hypothesized that non-meticulous participants would perform significantly better than meticulous participants with participants in the finish late condition performing significantly better than participants in the finish early condition.
 
 


Variables & Design


 
 
 
 
Method


· Procedure:
Results
- Participants with the confederate who finished early, completed their tests significantly faster (M=485.71) than participants in the group where the confederate finished later (M=551.96), F (1, 43)=8.92, Mse=5164.26, p<.05. · No main effect was found for confederate condition and test score. - Participants with the confederate who finished early (M=20.15) did not receive a significantly different score from participants with the confederate who finished later (M=19.75 ), F (1, 43)=.21, Mse=8.78, p<.05.
 
 


 
 


Discussion