De Groot, J. I.M., Abrahamse, W. and Vincent, S., 2013. Thou shalt not steal: Effects of normative cues on attitudes towards theft. Psychology, 4 (4), pp. 438-444.
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In this study, we examine how normative cues influence attitudes towards theft. In a 3 × 2 × 2 within-subjects design (N = 120), we found that people had more negative attitudes towards theft when: 1) a higher value item was stolen than when a lower value item was stolen; 2) the theft took place in a public setting than when it took place in a private setting; and 3) the theft took place in a tidy rather than messy setting. Furthermore, our findings showed interaction effects between the value of a stolen item and 1) the cleanliness of the environment; and 2) the privateness of a setting, on attitudes towards theft. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Normative Influence, Social Norms, Theft, Injunctive Norms, Descriptive Norms|
|Group:||Faculty of Science & Technology|
|Deposited By:||Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic|
|Deposited On:||21 Apr 2015 11:13|
|Last Modified:||17 Jun 2015 07:55|
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