How do Perceived Professional Norms among Future Physicians Shape Their Prosocial and Risk-taking Behaviors?

Last registered on October 08, 2021

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
How do Perceived Professional Norms among Future Physicians Shape Their Prosocial and Risk-taking Behaviors?
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0008344
Initial registration date
October 08, 2021
Last updated
October 08, 2021, 2:24 PM EDT

Locations

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Primary Investigator

Affiliation
Nankai University, Tianjin, China

Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation
China Center for Health Development Studies, Peking University, Beijing, China

Additional Trial Information

Status
In development
Start date
2021-10-11
End date
2021-11-30
Secondary IDs
Prior work
This trial does not extend or rely on any prior RCTs.
Abstract
In this study, we examine whether and how making the professional identity salient shape medical students' prosocial and risk-taking behaviors in a battery of experimental tasks in the laboratory.
External Link(s)

Registration Citation

Citation
Ma, Xiaochen and Wenbo Zou. 2021. "How do Perceived Professional Norms among Future Physicians Shape Their Prosocial and Risk-taking Behaviors?." AEA RCT Registry. October 08. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.8344-1.0
Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
Half of the participating medical students answer questions related to their professional identity as a future physician, before making choices in the experimental tasks. The other half answer unrelated questions.
Intervention Start Date
2021-10-11
Intervention End Date
2021-11-30

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
Participants' choices in the experimental tasks, in which they make prosocial and risk-taking choices. More details can be found in the attached documents Experimental_Design.pdf and Analysis_Plan.pdf.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
See the attached documents Experimental_Design.pdf and Analysis_Plan.pdf.

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
See the attached documents Experimental_Design.pdf and Analysis_Plan.pdf.
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
See the attached documents Experimental_Design.pdf and Analysis_Plan.pdf.

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
Participants randomly answer either version A or version B questionnaires. Afterward, they make choices in six experimental tasks.
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
Randomization is done by a random number generated in the oTree code.
Randomization Unit
Individual
Was the treatment clustered?
No

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
3 schools.
Sample size: planned number of observations
600 students
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
300 students in each treatment arm
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
Supporting Documents and Materials

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IRB

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
Peking University Health Science Center
IRB Approval Date
2015-07-01
IRB Approval Number
00001052-15027
Analysis Plan

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