—This research looks at the reproduction of
Solomon Asch’s Line Test of conformity. In order to test the
original experiment with differing independent variables, such
as the environment from which the participants were chosen as
well as the level of the question given. For the testing of the
experiment, two questions other than the one used in the
original experiment were created. The goal of the research is to
test the legitimacy of the line test with the difficulty of the
question as a factor. The two original problems pertain to shape
and multiplication. In the order of mention, the questions are
considered easy, medium, and difficult. The conformity
percentage for the line test was 0%, shape comparison was
16.6%, and mathematical equation was 33.4%. According to
the data, the difficulty of the test does affect the level of
conformity. Because the environment was not taken account of
when picking samples from the population, however, the results
of the data cannot be completely trusted. However, the
influence of the environment in the experiment was clearly
indicated through this research.
—Conformity, Asch, difficulty, environment.
Hee Jin Jeon is with the Gyeonggi-do Gapyeong-gun Sorak-myeon
Songsan-ri 102 Beonji (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Hee Jin Jeon, " The Environmental Factor within Solomon Asch Line Test," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 264-268, 2014.