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Gender differences under competitive pressure: //Evidence from skittles

Author: Bc. Jan Bílek
Year: 2019 - summer
Leaders: Václav Korbel Ph.D.
Work type: Bachelors
Language: English
Pages: 46
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Abstract: Nowadays, performance in stressful situations has become essential in everyday lives.
Moreover, many of these situations happen under competition. Recent literature suggests that
there might be a gender gap in behavior under such competitive pressure. This paper studies
this phenomenon in the previously unexplored field of skittles. We investigate whether men
and women players score differently when facing better players, i.e. are put in higher
competitive pressure. Based on our results, we cannot reject the hypothesis that men and
women react similarly under competitive pressure. The alternative specifications provide a
suitable evidence for existence of gender differences in reaction to the actual score of an
opponent in the game, although the limitation of these specifications is an endogeneity
problem and thus the results have to be interpreted with caution.


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