Korean Journal of Psychology : General
[ Article ]
The Korean Journal of Psychology: General - Vol. 40, No. 1, pp.1-32
ISSN: 1229-067X (Print)
Print publication date 25 Mar 2021
Received 22 Jan 2021 Accepted 23 Jan 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22257/kjp.2021.

배심 설시문 이해도에 대한 사전검사의 효과: 응답변화 및 응답유지 승산의 비교

충북대학교 인간심리연구소, 학술연구교수, 충북 청주시 서원구 충대로 1 충북대학교 사회과학대학(N15) 인간심리연구소 yuhwahna82@gmail.com
The Effect of Pre-test on Understanding of Jury Instruction: Comparison of Response Change Pattern
Yuhwa Han
Research Institute for the Human Mind

Correspondence to: 한유화, 충북대학교 인간심리연구소, 학술연구교수, 충북 청주시 서원구 충대로 1 충북대학교 사회과학대학(N15) 인간심리연구소, E-mail: yuhwahna82@gmail.com


본 연구의 목적은 배심 설시문 이해도에 대한 사전검사와 사전설시의 효과를 재검증하고, 사전검사의 긍정적인 효과가 무선적 응답변화에 의한 것인지 실제 이해도 변화에 의한 것인지 확인하는 것이었다. 또한 사전검사 후에 제시되는 설시문을 피드백으로 활용하도록 지시하는 방안이 사전검사의 이해도 증진효과를 증대시킬 수 있는지 검증하고, 배심 설시문 이해도와 유무죄 판단의 관련성을 확인하였다. 본 연구에서는 20대 대학생 213명의 자료가 사용되었으며, 참가자들은 본 연구의 다섯 개 실험조건(사전검사, 사전설시, 검사및설시, 설시문활용지시, 통제)에 무선적으로 할당되었다. 연구 결과, 선행연구에서 관찰된 배심 설시문 이해도에 대한 사전검사와 사전설시의 효과는 일부 재현되었다. 사전검사에 의한 응답변화 중 정답으로 응답이 변화할 가능성(응답변화 승산)은 무선자료의 응답변화 승산보다 높았다. 또한 실제 이해도의 변화를 시사하는 응답변화 승산은 사전검사를 실시하는 경우에 그렇지 않은 경우보다 높았고, 사전검사 후에 제시되는 설시문을 피드백으로 활용하도록 명시적으로 지시하는 경우에 그렇지 않을 때보다 높았다. 이러한 결과는 사전검사 후에 피드백을 제공함으로써 배심 설시문에 대한 실제 이해도 변화를 유발할 수 있다는 것을 보여준다. 배심 설시문의 내용 중 사건의 쟁점과 관련된 내용에 대한 이해도만이 일반인의 유무죄 판단을 잘 예측하는 것으로 나타났다. 논의에서는 본 연구의 결과에 기초하여 향후 배심 설시문이 수정되어야 할 방향을 제시하고 배심 설시문 내용과 일반인의 기존 신념을 고려한 이해도 증진방안이 개발되어야 할 필요성을 논의하였다.


The current study aimed to replicate pre-test and preliminary instruction effects on jury instruction comprehension and verify whether the reason for the positive effect of pre-test was by random response change or by true knowledge change. The feedback effect of preliminary instruction right after the pre-test and the relationship between the understanding of judicial instruction and lay verdict were also examined. The data from 213 undergraduate students were analyzed. They were randomly assigned to the five experimental groups (pre-test only, pre-instruction only, pre-test & pre-instruction, feedback after pre-test, and control). The effects of pre-test and preliminary instruction on comprehension of jury instruction were partially replicated. The odds of response change from the wrong answer to the right answer were higher than those of random response change. The possibility of response change into the right answer, which implied actual knowledge change, was higher in conditions including pre-test than without pre-test. The possibility was also higher in feedback after pre-test condition than pre-test & pre-instruction condition without the direction for using the pre-instruction (no feedback). These results indicate that pre-test with feedback could lead lay knowledge of judicial instruction to the right understanding of it. In logistic regression, the lay verdict was significantly predicted by the understanding of ‘intention to murder.’ In discussion, the author suggested how to modify jury instruction and the necessity of developing a method to improve jurors’ comprehension of judicial instruction based on prior lay-belief about the instruction.


understanding of jury instruction, testing effect, pre-test, feedback, verdict


배심 설시문 이해도, 검사효과, 사전검사, 피드백, 유무죄 판단


이 논문은 2016년 대한민국 교육부와 한국연구재단의 지원을 받아 수행된 연구임 (NRF-2016S1A5A2A03927200).


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