Information Services banner Edinburgh Research Archive The University of Edinburgh crest

Edinburgh Research Archive >
Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, School of >
Psychology >
Psychology Undergraduate thesis collection >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

This item has been viewed 37 times in the last year. View Statistics

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
method2.doconly available in kBMicrosoft Word
Title: Personality Variables affect Cooperative Behaviour in Britain and Malaysia
Authors: Tuson, Theresa
Supervisor(s): Weiss, Alexander
Issue Date: 27-Jun-2008
Abstract: Little research has been undertaken in examining the relationship of personality variables on cooperation levels. Studies have not yet examined the Five-Factor Model (FFM) personality dimensions, but instead cooperation's associations with type-A personality and sensation seeking (Boone, De Brabander & van Witteloostuijn, 1999). To test the hypotheses about the nature of the FFM personality on cooperative behaviour, subjects from Britain and Malaysia played either the dictator game (DG) or the ultimatum game (UG), taking into account these personality dimensions. An ANCOVA between nationalities showed that Britons in general cooperate to a greater extent than Malaysians and overall cooperative levels are affected by extraversion, conscientiousness and neuroticism. These result can be viewed in terms of the gene-culture coevolutionary theory which suggests that he genetic aspects of personality interact with the cultural transmission of personality and the cultural evolution of a culture to produce different levels of cooperation in individuals.
Keywords: cooperation
Appears in Collections:Psychology Undergraduate thesis collection

Items in ERA are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.


Valid XHTML 1.0! Unless explicitly stated otherwise, all material is copyright © The University of Edinburgh 2013, and/or the original authors. Privacy and Cookies Policy