Gender as a Factor Determining Declarations to Cooperate and Cooperative Behaviour among Polish Students

Urszula Markowska-Przybyła , David Mark Ramsey


This article considers the relation between gender and cooperation, measured on the basis of the “Public Goods” game and a questionnaire. Previous studies have not been able to give a clear indication of whether males or females pay more into a common pool, i.e. does one sex show a greater tendency to cooperate? This research pres ents new results in this field, since it was carried in Poland, where no such large - scale studies have been previously carried out. The study involving 1540 Polish students was carried out in 2014. Three experimental games were used, including the standard one - shot “Public Goods” game. The results of the study did not find any significant differences in the mean levels of cooperative behaviour based on behaviour in the “Public Goods” game between males and females, although there were some differences betwe en the distributions. There is no clear association between behaviour in this game and home region or the size of a student’s home town. On the other hand, there were some clear differences between males’ and females’ declarations regarding aspects of coop eration. In addition, females demonstrated greater variation in their attitudes according to the region and the size of a home town.
Author Urszula Markowska-Przybyła (EMaT / DES)
Urszula Markowska-Przybyła,,
- Department of Enterprise Studies
, David Mark Ramsey - Wrocław University of Science and Technology (PWr)
David Mark Ramsey,,
Journal seriesEconomics&Sociology, ISSN 2071-789X, e-ISSN 2306-3459 , (B 15 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.7
Keywords in Englishcooperation, „Public Goods” game, game theory, intention - behaviour gap, Poland
ASJC Classification2000 General Economics, Econometrics and Finance; 3312 Sociology and Political Science
Languageen angielski
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.952
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