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Effects of Gender and Age on Retrospective Time Judgements

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  • Pablo Brañas-Garza

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  • Antonio J. Morales
  • Rafael Serrano-del-Rosal

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This study provides additional empirical evidence to the research concerning the effects of gender and age on retrospective time judgements using data obtained from a Spanish database with more than 40,000 individual observations on time estimations. Statistical analyses were performed using the Levene F-test and the t-test of variances and means, respectively. The most important results of the study are as follows: i) differences in time estimation in relation to gender largely depend on the age groups analysed, with greater differences observed in the younger age group; and ii) a monotonous relationship does not exist between age and time estimations when age is a constituent factor in time judgements.

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Paper provided by Institute for Social Syudies of Andalusia - Higher Council for Scientific Research in its series IESA Working Papers Series with number 0402.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2004
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Handle: RePEc:esa:iesawp:0402

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Keywords: continuous time; round numbers; retrospective; prominence; gender; ageing.;

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