Masculinity and Femininity As Predictors of Financial Risk-Taking: Evidence From a Priming Study on Gender Salience
Women have proven to be more risk-averse than men in investment decisions. This difference may stem from biological factors and/or different gender socialization (masculine versus feminine). In the present experiment, gender affiliation was made salient via priming. Gender salience resulted in a high gender identification. Identifying with males or females, respectively, made men to respond in a more masculine and women in a more feminine way. Masculinity affected hypothetical financial risk taking positively, femininity negatively. Differences between men and women in their financial risk taking propensity increased after gender affiliation was made salient. Implications for further research and business practice are discussed.
Katja Meier-Pesti and Elisabeth Goetze (2005) ,"Masculinity and Femininity As Predictors of Financial Risk-Taking: Evidence From a Priming Study on Gender Salience", in E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 7, eds. Karin M. Ekstrom and Helene Brembeck, Goteborg, Sweden : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 45-46.
Katja Meier-Pesti, University of Vienna, Department of Economic & Educational Psychology, and Evaluation
Elisabeth Goetze, University of Economics and Business Administration of Vienna, Department of International Marketing and Management
E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 7 | 2005
R5. Autonomy or Enjoyment? The Contingent Nature of Brand Ritual
Yaxuan Ran, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law
Echo Wen Wan, University of Hong Kong
The Re-Mediation of Consumer/Brand Relationships Through Voice Shopping: The Case of Amazon Echo
Johanna Franziska Gollnhofer, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
The Impact of Product Type on Disposal Intentions
MUSTAFA KARATAŞ, Koc University, Turkey
Rabia BAYER, Koc University, Turkey
Zeynep GURHAN-CANLI, Koc University, Turkey