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The psychological impact of civil litigation: A comparison of perceived anxiety levels in civil litigation as viewed by trial and alternative dispute resolution litigants
by Zapzalka, Nicole M., Ph.D., Capella University, 2007, 117; 3246080
Abstract (Summary)

This study investigated the perceived anxiety in civil litigation. The quantitative, quasi-experiment contacted 200 individuals asking for their perceptions of anxiety in five mock case scenarios. This study looked at the perceptions of anxiety in individuals who were recently involved in an alternative dispute resolution or courtroom trial. The research further examined the difference between plaintiffs and defendants. Thus, the interaction effect cross-referenced the first effect (trial verses alternative dispute resolutions) with the second interaction effect (plaintiffs verses defendants).

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Trunk, Barry
School: Capella University
School Location: United States -- Minnesota
Source: DAI-B 67/12, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Law, Psychology
Keywords: Alternative dispute resolution, Anxiety, Civil litigation, Litigants, Trial
Publication Number: 3246080
ISBN: 978-1-109-84679-9
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