Gender differences in lying in sender-receiver games: a meta-analysis

Capraro, Valerio ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0579-0166 (2018) Gender differences in lying in sender-receiver games: a meta-analysis. Judgment and Decision Making, 13 (4) . pp. 345-355. ISSN 1930-2975

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Abstract

Whether there are gender di erences in lying has been largely debated in the past decade. Previous studies found mixed results. To shed light on this topic, here I report a meta-analysis of 8,728 distinct observations, collected in 65 Sender-Receiver game treatments, by 14 research groups. Following previous work and theoretical considerations, I distinguish three types of lies: black lies, which benefit the liar at a cost for another person; altruistic white lies, which benefit another person at a cost for the liar; and Pareto white lies, which benefit both the liar and another person. The results show that: males are significantly more likely than females to tell black lies (N=4,173); males are significantly more likely than females to tell altruistic white (N=2,940); and results are inconclusive in the case of Pareto white lies (N=1,615). Furthermore, gender di erences in telling altruistic white lies are significantly stronger than in the other two cases.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Economics
Item ID: 25710
Notes on copyright: Copyright: © 2018. The authors license this article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
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Depositing User: Valerio Capraro
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2018 12:08
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2020 19:24
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/25710

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