IJSSH 2014 Vol.4(4): 264-268 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2014.V4.360

The Environmental Factor within Solomon Asch Line Test

Hee Jin Jeon
Abstract—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.

Index Terms—Conformity, Asch, difficulty, environment.

Hee Jin Jeon is with the Gyeonggi-do Gapyeong-gun Sorak-myeon Songsan-ri 102 Beonji (e-mail: heejinjeon6@gmail.com).

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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.

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