ERIC Number: ED181369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Sex Differences in Risk Taking Strategies.
Knowles, Philip L.
Possible sex differences in risk-taking behavior were investigated in two experiments. In the first experiment, 15 men and 15 women played 12 hands of blackjack against a computer. A two-factor ANOVA with repeated measures on the outcome factor revealed no differences for main or interaction effects. In the second experiment 10 female and 10 male subjects played 30 games against a blackjack computer. Additionally, all subjects were required to buy into the game for $5.00 without knowing that the money would eventually be returned to them in full. As in the first experiment, no difference in the propensity to shift to risk were found but some differences in the manner in which the games were played were observed. (Author/HLM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association (59th, San Diego, CA, April 5-8, 1979)