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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. 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. (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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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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  abstract     = {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},
  author       = {De Bock, Tine and Van Kenhove, Patrick},
  issn         = {0167-4544},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS},
  keyword      = {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},
  pages        = {241--255},
  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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