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dc.contributor.authorSchwieren, Christianeen_US
dc.contributor.authorWeichselbaumer, Dorisen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-07-02en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:34:27Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:34:27Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35173-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we experimentally test whether competing for a desired reward does not only affect individuals' performance, but also their tendency to cheat. Recent doping scandals in sports as well as forgery and plagiarism scandals in academia have been partially explained by competitive pressures, which suggests a link between competition and cheating. In our experiment subjects conduct a task where they have the possibility to make use of illegitimate tools to better their results. We find that women react much stronger to competitive pressure by increasing their cheating activity while there is no overall sex difference in cheating. However, the effect of competition on women's cheating behavior is entirely due to the fact that women, on average, are doing worse with respect to the assigned task. Indeed we find that it is the ability of an individual to conduct a particular task and not sex that crucially affects the reaction to competition. Poor performers significantly increase their cheating behavior under competition which may be a face-saving strategy or an attempt to retain a chance of winning.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 3275en_US
dc.subject.jelC91en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordCompetitionen_US
dc.subject.keywordtournamenten_US
dc.subject.keywordpiece rateen_US
dc.subject.keywordcheatingen_US
dc.subject.keywordexperimenten_US
dc.subject.stwWettbewerben_US
dc.subject.stwBetrugen_US
dc.subject.stwAnforderungsprofilen_US
dc.subject.stwAkkordlohnen_US
dc.subject.stwTesten_US
dc.titleDoes competition enhance performance or cheating? A laboratory experimenten_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn559866542en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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