publication . Article . 2017

Education and Decision-Making: An Experimental Study on the Framing Effect in China

Wen Fan; Wen Fan;
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  • Published: 01 May 2017 Journal: Frontiers in Psychology (issn: 1664-1078, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Abstract
China’s higher education expansion policy has been in effect for almost two decades. Under this policy, a growing number of youths have gained access to higher education, which aims to train students to be more rational. This study examines human rationality at a Chinese college through an experiment based on the risky-choice framing effect. The basic results show no classical framing effect with regard to individual decisions for the entire sample in a benchmark setting. However, when the participants’ roles were manipulated and subsamples were investigated, a significant framing effect was found that appeared to be role-related and that varied by sex. These re...
Subjects
free text keywords: framing effect, decision making, heterogeneity, higher education policy, China, Psychology, BF1-990
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