Heavy issues are more important (#132)

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Reference to Original Report of Finding Jostmann, N. B., Lakens, D. & Schubert, T. W. (2009). Psychological Science 2009 20: 1169
Title Heavy issues are more important
If the original article contained multiple experiments, which one did you attempt to replicate? e.g., you might respond 'Study 1' or 'Experiment 4'. Study 2
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Brief Statement of Original Result Student participants who held a heavy clipboard indicated that it was more important for students to have a say in decisions that affected them than did participants who held a light clipboard.
Type of Replication Attempted Fairly Direct Replication
Result Type Successful Replication
Difference? Same Direction, .002
Number of Subjects 46
Number of Subjects in Original Study 51
Year in which Replication Attempt was Made 2012
Name of Investigators (Real Names Required) Kristen Stewart, Maura McVeigh, Ivana Stojkov, Kimberly Daubman
Detailed Description of Method/Results Participants who were either entering or exiting the University library were approached by three student researchers and asked if they could take a minute to answer a question. Participants were then handed a clipboard. The weight of the clipboard was varied by handing a random half of the participants a clipboard which contained only one piece of paper and handing the other half of the participants a clipboard that also contained a three-subject spiral notebook. The piece of paper explained that the university was considering shortening the winter break and participants were asked to indicate how important they thought it was for student opinions to be taken into consideration (where 1=not at all and 7=very)

Results: Participants in the light clipboard condition indicated that it was less important to take student opinions into consideration (M=5.96, SD=1.16) than did participants in the heavy clipboard condition (M=6.79, SD=.41), t(46)=3.13, p=.002.

Any Known Methodological Differences
(between original and present study)?
In order to make the issue more relevant to our population, we used a different issue (shortening winter break) than was used in the original study (reducing a study abroad grant). Also, the original study was done in the Netherlands with Dutch students and our study was done in the United States with American students. Finally, the original study was done in a laboratory whereas our study was done at a public location on campus.
Email of Investigator
Name of individuals who
actually carried out the project
The first three authors collected and analyzed the results under the supervision of the fourth author.
Location of ProjectBucknell University in front of library
Characteristics of Subjects
(subject pool, paid, etc.)
University students from subject pool
University students who were not paid and who were not part of the General Psychology subject pool.
Where did these subjects reside?Unspecified
Was this a Class Project?No
Further Details of Results as pdf
Additional Comments
Email of Original Investigator
Quantitive Information
I have complied with ethical standards for experimentation on human beings and, if necessary, have obtained appropriate permission from an Institutional Review Board or other oversight group.
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