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Gender Differences in Repeated Dishonest Behavior: Experimental Evidence

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Department of Economics, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, UK
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Department of Economics, University of Reading, Reading RG6 3AA, UK
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School of Economics, Yonsei University, Seoul 03722, Korea
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Academic Editors: Rainer Michael Rilke, Stefania Bortolotti and Ulrich Berger
Received: 29 January 2021 / Revised: 12 May 2021 / Accepted: 17 May 2021 / Published: 21 May 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Experiments on Dishonesty in Strategic Interactions)
We investigate gender differences in lying behavior when the opportunity to tell lies is repeated. In specific, we distinguish the situations in which such an opportunity can be planned versus when it comes as a surprise. We utilize data from an existing published research and show that when the opportunity to tell a lie comes as a surprise, then on the first occasion, males lie more than females. However, when telling lies can be planned, then there is no gender difference in telling a lie. When planning is possible, females tell more lies in the first occasion compared to when it is not possible to plan; males do not show such behavior. On the second and final occasion, males tell more lies than females when they either could not plan but had the opportunity to a lie before, or could plan but did not have to tell a lie before. These observations can be interpreted in terms of the gender differences in consistent versus compensatory moral behavior. View Full-Text
Keywords: dishonesty; lying; pre-planning; gender; experiment dishonesty; lying; pre-planning; gender; experiment
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Chowdhury, S.M.; Jeon, J.Y.; Kim, C.; Kim, S.-H. Gender Differences in Repeated Dishonest Behavior: Experimental Evidence. Games 2021, 12, 44. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/g12020044

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Chowdhury SM, Jeon JY, Kim C, Kim S-H. Gender Differences in Repeated Dishonest Behavior: Experimental Evidence. Games. 2021; 12(2):44. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/g12020044

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Chowdhury, Subhasish M., Joo Y. Jeon, Chulyoung Kim, and Sang-Hyun Kim. 2021. "Gender Differences in Repeated Dishonest Behavior: Experimental Evidence" Games 12, no. 2: 44. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/g12020044

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