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dc.contributor.authorMcElwee, D. N.
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-26T03:17:59Z
dc.date.available2010-07-26T03:17:59Z
dc.date.issued1996
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/2313
dc.description.abstractThe choice between cooperative and competitive behaviour on a simple task was examined using 153 European New Zealanders and 30 Asian subjects drawn from the Lincoln University student population. The aim of the study was to assess the effects of ethnic group cultural differences on the choice to compete or cooperate with another party at the individual and group level. The impact of situation cues favourable to cooperative behaviour were also investigated. In the study, the subjects were classified according to their ethnic background and randomly assigned to either all-European or all-Asian groups. The task employed to assess both individual and group level responses was a two-party version of Prisoner's Dilemma Game, in which participants had to repeatedly choose whether to compete or cooperate with another party. The results of the study provided limited empirical support for the proposition that ethnic differences affect the level of cooperative behaviour. Contrary to expectations, at both the individual and group levels, Asian subjects did not exhibit a more collectivist cooperative orientation to the Prisoner's Dilemma Game than their European counterparts. The collectivist situational cue, however, was found to significantly reduce the level of cooperative behaviour displayed by the European New Zealand subjects, but no such effect was found for Asian subjects. The implications of these findings for New Zealand's workforce in the current climate of increased Asian immigration are discussed, as are the study's limitations and directions for future research.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln Universityen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectcross-culturalen
dc.subjectindividualismen
dc.subjectcollectivismen
dc.subjectcooperationen
dc.subjectcompetitionen
dc.subjectprisoner's dilemmaen
dc.subjectcultural differencesen
dc.subjectsocial dilemmaen
dc.subjectethnicityen
dc.subjectcooperative behaviouren
dc.titleThe effects of ethnic group cultural differences on the level of cooperative behaviour exhibited in a social dilemma : a New Zealand European-Asian cross-cultural studyen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.grantorLincoln Universityen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Commerce and Managementen
lu.thesis.supervisorKennedy, Jeff
lu.thesis.supervisorSauers, Dan
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Business Management, Law and Marketingen
dc.rights.accessRightsDigital thesis can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only. Print copy available for reading in Lincoln University Library. May be available through inter-library loan.en
dc.subject.anzsrc1503 Business and Managementen
dc.subject.anzsrc170113 Social and Community Psychologyen
dc.subject.anzsrc160803 Race and Ethnic Relationsen


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