Master of Science (MS)
First Advisor's Name
Brian L. Cutler
First Advisor's Committee Title
Second Advisor's Name
Third Advisor's Name
Forensic psychology, Negligence
Date of Defense
This study addresses the use of attitude and personality variables as predictors of compensation and award in a personal injury suit. Safety seeking behavior and attitudes toward tort reform are introduced as case-specific factors that may predict this verdict decision. Two hundred registered voters were surveyed on scales measuring attitudes toward safety, tort reform, and psychiatrists. Subjects also indicated their demographic characteristics and the degree of compensation and amount of award they would render the plaintiff in a civil suit. Results indicated attitudinal variables were more predictive of compensation and award than were demographic variables. The implications of these findings are discussed.
Astolfo, Therese Ann, "Attitudinal predictors in a Negligence Case" (1991). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1057.
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