Social Value Orientation and Cooperation in Social Dilemmas: A Meta-Analysis
This article reports a meta-analysis of 82 studies assessing the relationship between social value orientation (SVO) and cooperation in social dilemmas. A significant and small to medium effect size was found (r =. 30). Results supported a hypothesis that the effect size was larger when participants were not paid (r =. 39) than when they were paid (r =. 23). The effect size was also larger in give-some (r =. 29) as opposed to take-some (r =. 22) games. However, contrary to expectations, the effect was not larger in one-shot, as opposed to iterated games. Findings are discussed in the context of theory on SVO and directions for future research are outlined.
cooperation, meta-analysis, social dilemmas, social value orientation
Group Processes and Interpersonal Relations
BALLIET, Daniel Patrick, PARKS, Craig, & JOIREMAN, Jeff.(2009). Social Value Orientation and Cooperation in Social Dilemmas: A Meta-Analysis. Group Processes and Interpersonal Relations, 12(4), 533-547.
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