Feeling entitled to more: ostracism increases dishonest behavior.

TitleFeeling entitled to more: ostracism increases dishonest behavior.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
JournalPersonality & social psychology bulletin
Volume39
Issue9
Pagination1227-39
ISSN0146-1672
Abstract

Five experiments tested whether ostracism increases dishonesty through increased feelings of entitlement. Compared with included and control participants, ostracized participants indicated higher levels of dishonest intentions (Experiments 1-3) and cheated more to take undeserved money in a behavioral task (Experiments 4 and 5). In addition, increased feelings of entitlement mediated the effect of ostracism on dishonesty (Experiments 3-5). Framing ostracism as beneficial weakened the connection between ostracism, entitlement, and dishonest behavior (Experiment 5). Together, these findings highlight the significance of entitlement in explaining when and why ostracism increases dishonest behavior and how to weaken this relationship.

URLhttp://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0146167213493187?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3dpubmed
DOI10.1177/0146167213493187
Short TitlePers Soc Psychol Bull
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