Charitable Giving, Self-Image and Personality

Cueva, Carlos and Dessi, Roberta (2012) Charitable Giving, Self-Image and Personality. TSE Working Paper, n. 12-342

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Official URL: http://tse-fr.eu/pub/26358

Abstract

We provide an experimental test of the role of self-signaling in decisions to do-
nate to charity. Our data strongly supports the theoretical prediction of a non-
monotonic, hill-shaped relationship between self-confidence, proxied by the Social
Potency personality trait, and prosocial behavior motivated by image concerns.
Making self-image concerns more salient can more than double donations by indi-
viduals with medium self-confidence.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Language: English
Date: 11 October 2012
JEL codes: D01 - Microeconomic Behavior - Underlying Principles
D03 - Behavioral Economics; Underlying Principles
D64 - Altruism
Subjects: B- ECONOMIE ET FINANCE
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2014 17:29
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2018 13:22
OAI ID: oai:tse-fr.eu:26358
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/15408

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