parkExp: Territoriality: The Experiment

Description Format Note Source

Description

A subset of the parking data frame, giving only the subject involved in the experiment. In the experiment, parked cars were approached by either an expensive car or a cheap one. The approaching car waited for the spot, and while waiting either honked once or did not honk at all.

Format

A data frame with 237 observations on the following 12 variables.

confcar

The type of car that was waiting for the parking spot (or that just drove by). Either a Nissan Maxima or an Infinity Q45. The car is "confronting" the parked car, hence the name of the variable.

sex

Sex of the driver of the parked car.

race

Race of the driver of the parked car.

num

Number of people in the parked car (including the driver).

horn

Thhe waiting car either honked the horn once, or did not honk at all.

carval

Book value of the parked car, in dollars.

month

Month in which the incident occurred.

day

Day of the week on which the incident occurred.

miltime

Time at which the incident occurred, in military units. For example, 1130 denotes 11:30AM, while 1350 denotes for 1:50PM.

time

Time in seconds for the parked car to depart the parking spot.

ccstatus

Status of the waiting "confronting" car. The Maxima is considered a low-status car, whereas the Infinity Q45 is an expensive, "high-status" car.

valuediff

Difference in value between the confronting car and the parked car, in dollars. The values of the confronting cars were as follows: Maxima: 5200, Infinity Q45: 57000.

Note

This is almost the orginal data. B. Ruback indicates (personal communication) that several observations are missing and cannot be recovered at the present time.

Source

"Territorial Defense in Parking Lots: Retaliation Against Waiting Drivers", B. Ruback and D. Juieng, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Volume 27, Issue 9, May 1997, pp. 821-834. Provided by B. Ruback.


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