Intentionen till generositet - Hur den påverkas av gener, hormoner och religiositet
Many studies have pointed out that generosity depends on different things like gender, age and nationality. We wanted to see if predetermined factors like genetics also had an effect on the intention of generosity. There is a ratio between the index finger (2D) and ring finger (4D) that is determined by the levels of testosterone in the amniotic fluid and that have had some significant effect on personality attributes like musical and leadership skills. We wanted to see if that ratio had any effect on the intention of generosity. We experimentally examined a group of priest student and two groups of young handball players and let the groups answer a survey that included a sort of dictator game and we photo copied their hands to get their 2D:4D-ratio. We found that the ratio had no significant effect on the intention of generosity or the level of competitiveness of the individuals. However we did find that those of the adolescents who went to confirmation in church had a higher intention of generosity then those who did not. We concluded that confirmation had some kind of positive effect on the intention of generosity while the 2D:4D-ratio did not.