The Implicit Component of Moral Disengagement: Applying the Relational Responding Task to Investigate its Relationship with Cheating Behaviour

Fida, Roberta, Ghezzi, Valerio, Paciello, Marinella, Tramontano, Carlo, Dentale, Francesco and Barbaranelli, Claudio (2020) The Implicit Component of Moral Disengagement: Applying the Relational Responding Task to Investigate its Relationship with Cheating Behaviour. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. ISSN 0146-1672 (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper aims to conceptualise, for the first time, an implicit form of moral disengagement and investigate its role in relation to cheating behaviour. In line with the implicit social-cognition models, we argue that the implicit moral disengagement would represent an unintentional, automatic and less accessible form of the mechanisms bypassing the moral self-regulatory system. We anticipate that in situations implying on-the-spot decisions and where individuals might suffer no consequences for the misconduct, the implicit moral disengagement would predict the actual behaviour while the explicit moral disengagement would predict self-reported conduct. The results of three empirical studies

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2021 00:55
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2021 00:58
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/78157
DOI: 10.1177/0146167220984293

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