Social discounting and horizontal and vertical individualism and collectivism (HVIC)

Published: 11 March 2021| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/j9z7hhvxsy.1
Frederik Booysen


This dataset contains information for a group of 133 students from the University of the Free State in South Africa. The subjects completed the standard Social Discounting Task (SDT) and the 14-item version of the IND-COL scale. Altruism is measured using the amount given in the SDT as well as the social discounting rate (k'). The first outcome is measured at task-level and the latter outcome at subject-level. The general hypotheses here are that individuals exhibiting individualistic traits are less altruistic, while individuals who are more collectivist are more altruistic, with the specific hypotheses spelt out in more detail in the publication accompanying this dataset.


Steps to reproduce

The do file included with the files, replicate the results reported in the published manuscript.


University of the Free State


Psychology, Economics