College of Arts & Sciences
The Effects of Gender of Juror and Gender of Plaintiff on Outcomes of Mock Medical Malpractice Lawsuites
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Gary W. McCullough, Ph.D.
James Olson, Ph.D.
Pedro Lopez, Ph.D.
The current study investigates the effect of the gender of the subject and the gender of the plaintiff on the outcome of a mock medical malpractice lawsuit. Thirty males and twenty-nine females read a transcript from a mock medical malpractice lawsuit, completed a verdict form and answered opinion and recognition questions. The gender of the subjects did not produce any significant results, showing that male subjects did not select significantly different verdicts when compared to female subjects. The gender of the plaintiff did show significant results. The subjects found for female plaintiffs more often than they did the male plaintiff. Explanations of the results, suggestions for future research, and recommendations to attorneys are discussed.
Tubb, Verity Anne, "The Effects of Gender of Juror and Gender of Plaintiff on Outcomes of Mock Medical Malpractice Lawsuites" (1993). College of Arts & Sciences. 42.
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