Effects of endowment amount and attributions on responses to a subgroup social dilemma
A subgroup social dilemma exists when the personal interests of 2 or more individuals conflict with the interest of a larger group to which they belong such that a defecting response is economically more rational for each individual than a cooperative response and the individuals involved identify with different (sub)groups. The impact of endowment amount and attributions for the amounts allocated on responses to a subgroup social dilemma was examined. Justified inequality and luck-based equality generated low levels of cooperation, whereas justified equality and luck-based inequality generated high levels of cooperation. Five potential psychological mediators were examined: attraction to the subgroup, perceived interdependency, superordinate identification, self-focused thoughts, and normative expectations. Theoretical and empirical implications are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Jay W. Jackson (2001).
Effects of endowment amount and attributions on responses to a subgroup social dilemma. Group Dynamics.5 (2), 67-80.