Gender Norms, the Dating Market, and Job Search: Additional Survey
Last registered on October 21, 2016

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Gender Norms, the Dating Market, and Job Search: Additional Survey
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0001686
Initial registration date
October 21, 2016
Last updated
October 21, 2016 11:53 AM EDT
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
Princeton University
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
Harvard University
PI Affiliation
University of Chicago
Additional Trial Information
Status
In development
Start date
2016-10-23
End date
2016-11-15
Secondary IDs
Abstract
This registration regards an additional survey to complement the results from the experiment registered as AEARCTR-0001456 ("Gender Norms, the Dating Market, and Job Search"). The objective is to pre-register how the data from the survey will be analyzed.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Bursztyn, Leonardo, Thomas Fujiwara and Amanda Pallais. 2016. "Gender Norms, the Dating Market, and Job Search: Additional Survey." AEA RCT Registry. October 21. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.1686-1.0.
Former Citation
Bursztyn, Leonardo et al. 2016. "Gender Norms, the Dating Market, and Job Search: Additional Survey." AEA RCT Registry. October 21. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/1686/history/11390.
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2016-10-24
Intervention End Date
2016-10-27
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
The outcomes are answers to the following set of questions:

In the last two years, are there behaviors or activities at your work that could have helped you professionally that you didn’t undertake because you might have looked too ambitious, assertive, or pushy? (Yes/No)

If yes, mark any of the behaviors you did not undertake for that reason:
- Speaking up at meetings (Yes/No)
- Offering to make a presentation or sales pitch (Yes/No)
- Asking for a leadership role in a team or task force (Yes/No)
- Taking initiative in negotiating a wage raise or promotion (Yes/No)
- Other: ___________________________________
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
This registration regards an additional survey to complement the results from the experiment registered as AEARCTR-0001456 ("Gender Norms, the Dating Market, and Job Search"). The objective is to pre-register how the data from the survey will be analyzed.

The main objective is to compare how answers to our main question (described in the "Outcomes" section) vary by gender. We expect female students to be more likely to report having avoided behaviors that could have helped them professionally because they were concerned with looking too ambitious, assertive, or pushy.

We also plan to test whether single female students are more likely than non-single female students to report having avoided these behaviors. However, we anticipate that we might not observe a difference between single and non-single female students for two reasons. First, according to the hypothesis we are testing, avoidance of these behaviors can be predictive of marital status. For example, women who avoided these behaviors might have been more likely to find a partner or women who were more interested in finding a partner might have been more likely to avoid these behaviors. Second, even among students who are currently not single, their responses might refer to a period when they were single (and vice-versa).

Finally, we believe that, in general, respondents may under-report their avoidance of the listed behaviors because they might have avoided these behaviors unconsciously or might be embarrassed to acknowledge they avoided these behaviors.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
There is no randomization in this survey.
Randomization Unit
The unit of analysis is a respondent (MBA student).
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
We plan to reach all the students in the 2018 MBA class (about 360 students).
Sample size: planned number of observations
About 360
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
No treatment arms
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
Redacted for privacy
IRB Approval Date
2016-10-18
IRB Approval Number
Redacted for privacy
Post-Trial
Post Trial Information
Study Withdrawal
Intervention
Is the intervention completed?
No
Is data collection complete?
Data Publication
Data Publication
Is public data available?
No
Program Files
Program Files
Reports and Papers
Preliminary Reports
Relevant Papers