Competitive behavior, stress, and gender

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Department of Political and Economic Studies (2010-2017) en
dc.contributor.author Halko, Marja-Liisa
dc.contributor.author Sääksvuori, Lauri
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-03T22:38:41Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-03T22:38:41Z
dc.date.issued 2017-07-04
dc.identifier.citation Halko , M-L & Sääksvuori , L 2017 , ' Competitive behavior, stress, and gender ' , Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization , vol. 141 , pp. 96-109 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2017.06.014 en
dc.identifier.issn 0167-2681
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dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85030470757
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/317345
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates whether physiological measures related to chronic and acute stress predict individual differences in willingness to compete. We measure individuals' autonomic nervous system activity in a resting state as well as under non-competitive and competitive incentive schemes using heart rate variability (HRV) measurement. We find that both baseline HRV and competition-induced changes in HRV predict willingness to compete. Notably, we find that women with low baseline HRV, a marker associated with chronic stress exposure, are more likely to choose piece rate incentives over competitive incentives than women with high baseline HRV. We observe that men with large acute HRV response to forced competition are more likely to choose tournament pay over piece rate pay than men with small acute HRV response to competition. Our results suggest that HRV can predict individual differences in willingness to compete, but HRV does not close the gender gap in willingness to compete at the aggregate level. fi
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization
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dc.subject 511 Economics en
dc.subject COMPETITIVENESS en
dc.subject STRESS en
dc.subject Labour market en
dc.subject GENDER en
dc.title Competitive behavior, stress, and gender en
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2017.06.014
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