Dataset on the moderating role of self-construal on the watching-eyes effect in prosociality
datasetposted on 17.03.2020 by Ziye Wang, Xuejiao Zhang, Zhenghao Liu, Conghui Liu
Datasets usually provide raw data for analysis. This raw data often comes in spreadsheet form, but can be any collection of data, on which analysis can be performed.
The data were composed of datasets from four experiments, a meta-analysis, and a subgroup analysis. The total sample size was 481 participants. There are six Excel workbooks of the datasets, each of which consists of two worksheets for database and statement, respectively (refer to the ZIP file in Appendix A). The first four sheets are for the four experiments, respectively. In the sheet for each experiment, each row represents a participant. It is important to note that the sheet also contains data for excluded participants, which are marked by gray shadow. Each column represents one of the experimental variables, consisting of age, gender, cues, self-construal, allocation amount (i.e., indicator of prosociality), perceived anonymity, etc. The last two sheets are for the meta-analysis and the subgroup analysis, respectively. The meta-analysis and the subgroup analysis used the same participants that were recruited in the analyses of the four prior experiments. For the meta-analysis (see “Meta_analysis” in Appendix A for database), the mean, standard deviation and sample size of each experiment were extracted respectively and organized into a single excel sheet for further calculation. The rows indicate the experiments and the columns indicate related summaries including the experiment number, sample size, mean and standard deviation for the experimental (eye) condition, sample size, and mean and standard deviation for the control condition. For the subgroup analysis (see “Subgroup_analysis” in Appendix A), the participants of each experiment were further segmented into an independence subgroup and an interdependence subgroup according to the measurement or the manipulation of self-construal. The mean, standard deviation, and sample size were then extracted respectively and organized into a single excel sheet for further calculation. The rows indicate the subgroups and the columns indicate related summaries including subgroup number, sample size, mean and standard deviation for the experimental (eye) condition, sample size, mean and standard deviation for the control condition, and the subgroup assignment (i.e., 1 = independent self-construal; 2 = interdependent self-construal).