Measuring altruistic behavior in surveys: The all-or-nothing dictator game

René Bekkers*

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Abstract

A field study of altruistic behaviour is presented using a modification of the dictator game in a large random sample survey in the Netherlands (n=1,964). In line with laboratory experiments, only 5.7% donated money. In line with other survey research on giving, generosity increased with age, education, income, trust, and prosocial value orientation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-144
Number of pages6
JournalSurvey research methods
Volume1
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • Altruism
  • Dictator game
  • Field experiments
  • Philanthropy

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