Title

Social Value Orientation and Cooperation in Social Dilemmas

Publication Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date

8-2009

Abstract

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.

Discipline

Social Psychology

Research Areas

Psychology

Publication

13th International Conference on Social Dilemmas

First Page

533

Last Page

547

City or Country

Kyoto, Japan

Additional URL

http://gpi.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/12/4/533

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