Same-Gender Peer Role Models in Education

Last registered on August 25, 2022

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
Same-Gender Peer Role Models in Education
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0009955
Initial registration date
August 19, 2022

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
August 25, 2022, 2:49 PM EDT

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

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Primary Investigator

Affiliation
Stanford University

Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation
University of Queensland

Additional Trial Information

Status
In development
Start date
2022-09-01
End date
2022-12-31
Secondary IDs
Prior work
This trial does not extend or rely on any prior RCTs.
Abstract
There is evidence that the gender of high-order school participants (teachers, principals, etc) impacts students. It remains an open question whether same-group peers can act as role models for their classmates. We develop a survey experiment in which individuals are exposed to randomized images of students of different gender excelling in different subjects. Participants are asked whether they think that the image of the student they see could provide good examples for other students in terms of performance, behavior, study and career choices.
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Registration Citation

Citation
Goulas, Sofoklis and Rigissa Megalokonomou. 2022. "Same-Gender Peer Role Models in Education." AEA RCT Registry. August 25. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.9955-1.0
Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2022-09-12
Intervention End Date
2022-12-25

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
Participant responses in a survey.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
We develop a survey experiment in which individuals are exposed to randomized images of students of different gender excelling in different subjects. Participants are asked whether they think that the image of the student they see could provide good examples for other students in terms of performance, behavior, study and career choices.
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
Randomization through Qualtrics
Randomization Unit
Individual
Was the treatment clustered?
No

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
1000 individuals. No specific clusters targeted.
Sample size: planned number of observations
1000 individuals
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
200 individual in each of 4 conditions.
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
Stanford University Institutional Review Board
IRB Approval Date
2022-08-08
IRB Approval Number
66665