Project name10.3 The Link between Cooperation and Social Networks: Exclusion or Stimulation of Defectors?
- External Shocks
- Network co-evolution
Description of StudyDecades of research show that (i) social value orientation (SVO) is related to important behavioral outcomes such as cooperation and charitable giving, and (ii) individuals differ in terms of SVO. A prominent scale to measure SVO is the social value orientation slider measure (SVOSM). The central premise is that SVOSM captures a stable trait. But it is unknown how reliable the SVOSM is over repeated measurements more than one week apart. To fill this knowledge gap, we followed a sample of N = 495 over 6 months with monthly SVO measurements. We find that continuous SVO scores are similarly distributed (Anderson-Darling k-sample p = 0.57) and highly correlated (r ≥ 0.66) across waves. The intra-class correlation coefficient of 0.78 attests to a high test-retest reliability. Using multilevel modeling and multiple visualizations, we furthermore find that one’s prior SVO score is highly indicative of SVO in future waves, suggesting that the slider measure consistently captures one’s SVO. Our analyses validate the slider measure as a reliable SVO scale.
Study research questionTo what degree are social value orientations stable and reliable over time?
- Collected during project
- Longitudinal survey
Subset of the LISS sample
Collection period start01/01/2021
Collection period end30/06/2021
Panel members of the LISS panel
SVOs are reliable over time
stability of SVO
Whether a respondent changed (1) or not (0) in SVO
Whether a respondent orientates prosocial, altruistic, individualistic, competitive
SVO continuous score
Score of a respondent on SVO
Each data collection wave, 1-6
SVO dichotomous type
Respondents are either classified as prosocial or proself
Conflict of interestNone
Test-Retesting the Social Value Orientation Slider Measure
Data package DOIhttps://osf.io/tw8dq/?view_only=3ccfc9eb774b49e687bacdb729e7b4a6
DescriptionWe analyze six monthly waves to assess the test-retest reliability of the Social Value Orientation Slider Measure (SVOSM). Several analyses are conducted showing how the SVOSM is stable and reliable over a 6-month period.
User licenseMIT License
Assessing the test-retest reliability of the social value orientation slider measure
de Matos Fernandes, Carlos A., Bakker, Dieko M., and Dijkstra, Jacob. (2022). Assessing the test-retest reliability of the social value orientation slider measure. Judgment and Decision Making, 17(1), 31-49, http://journal.sjdm.org/21/211119/jdm211119.pdf.
Ethical committeeEthical Committee of the Department of Sociology at the University of Groningen