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dc.contributor.advisorBooysen, Frederik
dc.contributor.authorMoloi, Tshepo Godfrey
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-16T10:01:37Z
dc.date.available2017-03-16T10:01:37Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/5915
dc.description.abstractAltruism is one of the single most important social preferences driving human behaviour. In Psychology experiments, the Social Discounting Task is employed as a measure of directed altruism. A conventional laboratory experiment was conducted with 117 undergraduate students at the University of the Free State, with students randomly assigned to complete the un-incentivized and incentivized Social Discounting Task. The aggregated results exhibit an inverse relationship between social distance and altruism in accordance with the 1/d law of giving. Multiple regression results show that incentivising of the Social Discounting Task does not matter. Results in this dissertation also suggest that family members are more altruistic towards each other as are those exhibiting greater intergenerational solidarity. Social development programmes that can strengthen families and foster intergenerational solidarity may therefore enhance altruism within the family, thus contributing to greater wellbeing.en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorshipDST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Human Development, South Africaen_ZA
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Research Foundation (NRF) Social and Human Dynamics Research Programmeen_ZA
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectDissertation (M.Comm. (Economics))--University of the Free State, 2016en_ZA
dc.subjectSocial responsibility of business -- Economic aspectsen_ZA
dc.subjectAltruismen_ZA
dc.subjectNeeds assessmenten_ZA
dc.subjectExperimental economicsen_ZA
dc.titleThe social discounting task in economic experiments: a validation in the field and in the laben_ZA
dc.typeDissertationen_ZA
dc.rights.holderUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA


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