Gender Differences in Delay of Gratification: A Meta-Analysis

@article{Silverman2003GenderDI,
  title={Gender Differences in Delay of Gratification: A Meta-Analysis},
  author={Irwin W. Silverman},
  journal={Sex Roles},
  year={2003},
  volume={49},
  pages={451-463}
}
A series of meta-analyses were conducted to test Bjorklund and Kipp's hypothesis that due to selection pressures operating during evolution, women and girls are better able than men and boys to delay gratification (Bjorklund & Kipp, 1996). A total of 38 effect sizes were derived from 33 studies in which participants made one or more choices between a small (or less preferred) immediate reward and a large (or more preferred) delayed reward. Overall, there was a small female advantage (r = .058… 
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