Trust and Trustworthiness in College: An Experimental Analysis
Francisco Galarza ()
No 117, Working Papers from Peruvian Economic Association
We use experimental data to examine the effect of ethnicity (foreign, indigenous, and mestizo) and gender on trust and trustworthiness in Peru. We find that, compared to the foreign group, the indigenous group is more trusted (positive discrimination), while the mestizo group is less trustworthy (negative discrimination). Likewise, subjects reciprocate more in favor of males. We further analyze whether cognitive ability, the Big Five Personality Traits, and the social dominance orientation scale (SODS) can predict trust and trustworthiness. We find that the Cognitive Reflection Test score is positively correlated with trust, while the cumulative college GPA is negatively correlated with trustworthiness. And neuroticism is correlated with trusting behavior, while the SODS is (negatively) correlated with the trustworthiness ratio.
Keywords: Trust; trustworthiness; cognitive reection; personality traits; social dominance; discrimination; experiments (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C72 C91 J15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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