Aug 26, 2009

Study Links High Testosterone Levels to High-Risk Jobs in Finance

A study "Gender differences in financial risk aversion and career choices are affected by testosterone" suggests "testosterone has both organizational and activational effects on risk –sensitive financial decisions and long-term career choices". 


In a sample of 500 MBA students, both testosterone levels and risk aversion predicted career choices after graduation. For example, individuals high in testosterone and low in risk aversion were more likely to choose risky careers in finance.