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Consumer ethics: the role of self-regulatory focus

Tine De Bock (UGent) and Patrick Van Kenhove (UGent)
(2010) JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS. 97(2). p.241-255
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The present study investigates the influence of self-regulatory focus on consumer ethical beliefs (i e, consumers judgment of various unethical consumer practices) The self-regulatory focus framework is highly influential and applies to an impressively wide spectrum of topics acre:its a diverse array of domains However previous research his not yet examined the link between this personality construct and the consumer ethics field Findings indicate that promotion affects one s attitude toward questionable consumer practices with those having a stronger (versus weaker) promotion focus being more likely to believe these consumer misbehaviors to be acceptable Further, this study shows that prevention influences one s perception of morally dubious consumer practices with those having a stronger (versus weaker) prevention focus being more inclined to believe these questionable consumer activities to be unacceptable
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BELIEFS, PROMOTION, PERFORMANCE, personal characteristics self-regulatory focus, ORIENTATION, consumer ethics scale, consumer ethical beliefs consumer ethics, DECISION-MAKING, RELIGIOSITY, BEHAVIOR, GOALS, PREVENTION, FINAL CONSUMER

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De Bock, Tine, and Patrick Van Kenhove. “Consumer Ethics: The Role of Self-regulatory Focus.” JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS 97.2 (2010): 241–255. Print.
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De Bock, T., & Van Kenhove, P. (2010). Consumer ethics: the role of self-regulatory focus. JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS, 97(2), 241–255.
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De Bock, Tine, and Patrick Van Kenhove. 2010. “Consumer Ethics: The Role of Self-regulatory Focus.” Journal of Business Ethics 97 (2): 241–255.
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De Bock, Tine, and Patrick Van Kenhove. 2010. “Consumer Ethics: The Role of Self-regulatory Focus.” Journal of Business Ethics 97 (2): 241–255.
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De Bock T, Van Kenhove P. Consumer ethics: the role of self-regulatory focus. JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS. 2010;97(2):241–55.
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T. De Bock and P. Van Kenhove, “Consumer ethics: the role of self-regulatory focus,” JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS, vol. 97, no. 2, pp. 241–255, 2010.
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  author       = {{De Bock, Tine and Van Kenhove, Patrick}},
  issn         = {{0167-4544}},
  journal      = {{JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS}},
  keywords     = {{BELIEFS,PROMOTION,PERFORMANCE,personal characteristics self-regulatory focus,ORIENTATION,consumer ethics scale,consumer ethical beliefs consumer ethics,DECISION-MAKING,RELIGIOSITY,BEHAVIOR,GOALS,PREVENTION,FINAL CONSUMER}},
  language     = {{eng}},
  number       = {{2}},
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  title        = {{Consumer ethics: the role of self-regulatory focus}},
  url          = {{http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-010-0507-0}},
  volume       = {{97}},
  year         = {{2010}},
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