The purpose of the current study was to test the theory that asking leading questions shortly after watching a video clip concerned with military safety will alter the viewer's memory of the events. This study was specifically directed toward a military population and used a military video clip. College students (10 men and 5 women) enrolled in entry-level ROTC classes volunteered to participate. Half of the students participating received questionnaires with leading questions and half did not. Contrary to the predicted hypothesis, the difference found between the numbers of correct answers on the two different questionnaires was not statistically significant.
Johanson, M.A. and Mahaffy, B.M.
"Memory Suggestibility in Entry-Level ROTC Students,"
The Journal of Undergraduate Research: Vol. 4, Article 5.
Available at: https://openprairie.sdstate.edu/jur/vol4/iss1/5