A Preregistered Study of the Relationship Between Childhood Socioeconomic Background, Life History Strategies and Conformity

Stamos, Angelos, McLaughlin, Jack, Bruyneel, Sabrina and Dewitte, Siegfried (2021) A Preregistered Study of the Relationship Between Childhood Socioeconomic Background, Life History Strategies and Conformity. Journal of Research in Personality, 92. p. 104095. ISSN 0092-6566

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Abstract

We conducted a high powered pre-registered study to investigate the relationship between childhood socioeconomic status, the adoption of different life history strategies and conformity. Contrary to our expectation we found no direct relationship between childhood socioeconomic background and conformity. However, we discovered a significant association between life history strategies and conformity. People who adopt fast (slow) life history strategies conform less (more) to social suggestions. Furthermore, we found a relationship between childhood socioeconomic background and life history strategies, with people from low (high) childhood socioeconomic backgrounds adopting fast (slow) life history strategies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Conformity, Childhood socioeconomic background, Life history strategies, Social influence, Social cognition
Subjects: L300 Sociology
L400 Social Policy
L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2021 13:19
Last Modified: 21 May 2021 14:45
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/45818

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