Presentation Title

Age and Gender Biases Students' Willingness and Likelihood to Pay Attention in Chapel

Location

Reed 330

Start Date

18-4-2017 9:05 PM

Scholarship Domain(s)

Scholarship of Discovery

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Author Abstract:

For this study, I am evaluating age and gender biases in the context of chapel speakers at a local Christian university. Specifically, I am assessing whether the age and gender of a chapel speaker and gender of participants as well as new vs. old stimuli impacts students’ willingness and likelihood to pay attention in chapel. This study is a 2 x 2 experimental design with one between-subjects predictor (gender of speaker: male vs. female) and one within-subjects predictor (age of speaker: younger vs. older). Data results from this study show that students are more likely to give their attention to speakers that are closer in age and the same gender as themselves within a chapel sermon compared to the other speakers. This study offers new information regarding the effects of ageism and sexism in relation to a student’s likelihood to give attention to a chapel speaker. The results of this study could inform students as to their biases. Having knowledge of a potential bias can alter the way an individual approaches chapel services.

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Dr. Alison Young Reusser

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Apr 18th, 9:05 PM

Age and Gender Biases Students' Willingness and Likelihood to Pay Attention in Chapel

Reed 330

Author Abstract:

For this study, I am evaluating age and gender biases in the context of chapel speakers at a local Christian university. Specifically, I am assessing whether the age and gender of a chapel speaker and gender of participants as well as new vs. old stimuli impacts students’ willingness and likelihood to pay attention in chapel. This study is a 2 x 2 experimental design with one between-subjects predictor (gender of speaker: male vs. female) and one within-subjects predictor (age of speaker: younger vs. older). Data results from this study show that students are more likely to give their attention to speakers that are closer in age and the same gender as themselves within a chapel sermon compared to the other speakers. This study offers new information regarding the effects of ageism and sexism in relation to a student’s likelihood to give attention to a chapel speaker. The results of this study could inform students as to their biases. Having knowledge of a potential bias can alter the way an individual approaches chapel services.