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Effects of 'Personal Initiative' and 'Interpersonal Initiative'

Study ID sspp-2022-0041-v1

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Project Effects of 'Personal Initiative' and 'Interpersonal Initiative' Psychosocial Interventions on Economic Outcomes
Study ID sspp-2022-0041-v1
Study Title Effects of 'Personal Initiative' and 'Interpersonal Initiative'
Authors Catherine Thomas, Greg Walton, Hazel Markus, Patrick Premand, Thomas Bossuroy, Abdoulaye Sambo
Completion Time 10 Minutes
Close Date Dec. 31, 2022
Discipline Psychology
Field Development Economics, Social Psychology, Behavioural Science
Country Niger
Abstract
A burgeoning literature examines the impacts of psychosocial interventions on the economic outcomes and mobility of low-income populations. This randomized controlled trial (N=2,628) tests two different brief psychosocial intervention approaches with low-income women in rural Niger. One was grounded in building personal initiative and one in interpersonal initiative. Both interventions were delivered through brief videos and guided exercises. Impacts were measured on economic outcomes, including food security and women's business outcomes.


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Thomas, Catherine, Walton, Greg, Markus, Hazel, Premand, Patrick, Bossuroy, Thomas, and Abdoulaye Sambo. 2022. "Effects of 'Personal Initiative' and 'Interpersonal Initiative'." Social Science Prediction Platform. October 12. https://socialscienceprediction.org/s/fc242z