Attitude towards working from home

Last registered on June 29, 2021

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
Attitude towards working from home
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0007873
Initial registration date
June 25, 2021

Initial registration date is when the trial was registered.

It corresponds to when the registration was submitted to the Registry to be reviewed for publication.

First published
June 25, 2021, 1:39 PM EDT

First published corresponds to when the trial was first made public on the Registry after being reviewed.

Last updated
June 29, 2021, 6:50 AM EDT

Last updated is the most recent time when changes to the trial's registration were published.

Locations

Region

Primary Investigator

Affiliation
FAME | GRAPE

Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation
FAME | GRAPE

Additional Trial Information

Status
On going
Start date
2021-06-17
End date
2021-07-09
Secondary IDs
Abstract
Is the attitude towards working from home sensitive to information on long-term consequences on working from home? Using simple framing technique, we test whether introducing information on how working from home on average affect productivity, promotion probability and life satisfaction change subject’s declaration on (a) how productive they are while working from home, (b) whether they would like to keep working from home when the pandemic will be over.
External Link(s)

Registration Citation

Citation
Smyk, Magdalena and Joanna Tyrowicz. 2021. "Attitude towards working from home." AEA RCT Registry. June 29. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.7873
Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2021-06-17
Intervention End Date
2021-07-08

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
Difference between control group and treatment groups (productivity, promotion, life satisfaction)
Primary Outcomes (explanation)

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
We use a framing technique to test whether declaration about own productivity and willingness to work from home after pandemic will be different when subjects will be exposed to information that (a) there is no observable differences in productivity between those working from home and from the office (productivity treatment), (b) working from home lowers chances for getting promotion (promotion treatment), (c) working from home decrease on average life satisfaction and increase feeling of loneliness. The results between treatments will be compared with control treatment with no information at all. The treatment will be introduced between subjects. The subjects will be debriefed after the experiment.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Randomization will be provided by the online survey tool used to conduct the experiment.
Randomization Unit
Individual
Was the treatment clustered?
No

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
around 2000 participants
Sample size: planned number of observations
around 2000
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
around 2000 participants
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
GRAPE Ethics Comittee
IRB Approval Date
2021-06-28
IRB Approval Number
N/A

Post-Trial

Post Trial Information

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Intervention

Is the intervention completed?
No
Data Collection Complete
Data Publication

Data Publication

Is public data available?
No

Program Files

Program Files
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Reports & Other Materials