Being tired has the effect described in the action of treating other poorly

Measures

Reaction of the participants can be identified as mild, tolerant, rule, and aggressive. Each of the identifications are measured from 1 to 4 points accordingly.

Conditions

The participants are provided with the first questionnaire at the beginning of the working day (not right after coming at work, but within 1-2 hours after the start of the shift) and the second questionnaire will be answered fifteen minutes before the working day is over.

Subjects to use

The study requires paper and a pen to have the questions answered and the results counted.

Procedure

The procedure involves answering two questionnaires. The questions in both of them will be of the same type – they will deal with possible attitudes, feelings, and behaviors as reactions to various situations. There will be 9 questions in each questionnaire and 3 of them will address reaction to usual situations, 3 questions will be devoted to some rare events, and the remaining 3 will address behavior as response to aggression or intolerance.

After the questionnaires are answered, their results should be compared – there are three groups of questions in the morning and evening questionnaires and these should be compared accordingly. For example, the questions which address reaction to usual situations which are answered in the morning should be compared with the questions of the same type form the evening questionnaire.

Information the study could provide

It is expected that the results of the study would support the thesis, stating that when people are tired, they tend to treat other people poorly.

Limitations

The study is conducted within a single working environment. This means that it does not take into account possible different reaction to the same situation of representatives of other layers of society. The study also does not address the age group of students, teenagers, and children.

Works Cited

Psychology. Senate House Library. University of London. Web. 14 Oct, 2012, < HYPERLINK “http://www.ull.ac.uk/subjects/psychology/psycscales.shtml” http://www.ull.ac.uk/subjects/psychology/psycscales.shtml …
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