Group effects on individual attitudes toward social responsibility

Davide Secchi, Hong T.M. Bui

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This study uses a quasi-experimental design to investigate what happens to individual socially responsible attitudes when they are exposed to group dynamics. Findings show that group engagement increases individual attitudes toward social responsibility. We also found that individuals with low attitudes toward social responsibility are more likely to change their opinions when group members show more positive attitudes toward social responsibility. Conversely, individuals with high attitudes do not change much, independent of group characteristics. To better analyze the effect of group dynamics, the study proposes to split social responsibility into relative and absolute components. Findings show that relative social responsibility is correlated with but different from absolute social responsibility although the latter is more susceptible than the former to group dynamics.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of Business Ethics
Vol/bind149
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)725-746
ISSN0167-4544
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1. maj 2018

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