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Glancing Behavior of Participants Using Automated Teller Machines While Bystanders Approach
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by Anastasia R. Gibson, Kristie Smith, and Aurora Torre* - The University of Alabama in Huntsville
We designed this naturalistic observation to discover a relation between the frequency of glancing behavior of a participant and the proximity of a bystander. The 4 investigators observed 108 participants using an automated teller machine (ATM) while at least 1 bystander waited behind each participant. Pertinent data included the approximate age of the participant, the number of bystanders waiting to use the ATM, the proximity of the bystander, and the frequency of glances from the participant to the bystander. Contrary to previous data, these results showed that as the proximity between bystander and participant decreased, glancing behavior increased, (p < .05).