Task: Use the data below to create an APA style figure comparing

Task: Use the data below to create an APA style figure comparing the mean scores of men and women on agreeableness and neuroticism. Make sure you follow the checklist for appropriate APA style for figures.

 

Table 1

Means and Standard Deviations for the Big Five Personality Traits by Gender

M (SD)

Personality Trait

Men

Women

Neuroticism

2.93

(0.90)

3.18

(0.90)

Conscientiousness

4.32

(0.92)

4.58

(0.86)

Agreeableness

4.53

(0.81)

4.81

(0.76)

Openness

4.28

(0.79)

4.14

(0.78)

Extraversion

3.76

(1.03)

3.92

(1.00)

Note. M refers to mean.  SD refers to standard deviation.

 

Grading criteria: 10 points. -1 point per deviation from APA style.

Once you have created your table, please use the checklist below to ensure that you will earn full credit

APA figure checklist

Are they numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals? Is the figure number bold and flush left?

Is the title brief but explanatory? Is it written in title case and flush left, one double-space below the number?

Is it simple, clear, and free of extraneous detail?

Are all elements clearly labeled?

Are the magnitude, scale, and direction of grid elements clearly labeled?

Has it been formatted properly? Is the font sans serif between 8 and 14 points within the image?

Are all abbreviations and special symbols explained?

Does the legend appear within or below the image? Are the words in title case?

Are figure notes in order (general, specific, probability)? Are they double-spaced, flush left, and in the same font as the text of the paper?