publication . Article . Preprint . 2005

Personality preferences in laboratory economics experiments

Kurtis Swope; John Cadigan; Pamela Schmitt; Robert Shupp;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2005 Journal: The Journal of Socio-Economics, volume 37, pages 998-1,009 (issn: 1053-5357, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Student volunteers at the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) participated in one of the following oneshot games: a dictator game, an ultimatum game, a trust game, or a prisoner’s dilemma game. We find limited support for the importance of personality type for explaining subjects’ decisions. With controls for personality preferences, we find little evidence of behavioral differences between males and females. Furthermore, we conclude that seniority breeds feelings of entitlement - seniors at USNA generally exhibited the least cooperative or other-regarding behavior.
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_PERSONALCOMPUTINGComputingMilieux_THECOMPUTINGPROFESSIONComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
free text keywords: Experiments; preferences; personality, Personality type, Strong reciprocity, Impunity game, Personality, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Dilemma, Psychology, Ultimatum game, Social psychology, Dictator game, Entitlement, jel:A12, jel:C72, jel:C78
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*significant at 10% level, one tailed test **significant at 5% level, one tailed test + significant at 10% level, two tailed test ++ significant at 5% level, two tailed test

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