Are Past Normative Behaviors Predictive of Future Behavioral Intentions?

TitleAre Past Normative Behaviors Predictive of Future Behavioral Intentions?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsWatson, GW, Douglas, T, Berkley, R, Madapulli, R, Zeng, Y
JournalEthics & Behavior
Volume19
Issue5
Pagination414-431
Date Published09/2009
ISSN Number1050-8422
AbstractThis study investigated past behaviors in individuals to see how related to present behavioral intentions. Their purpose is to evaluate the merits of patterned normative behavior for predicting present and future, morally relevant outcomes. Participants (N = 177) completed a policy capturing experimental design responding to questions that orthogonally varied the situational nature of the decision context. Results indicate that past normative behaviors are significantly and directly related to ethical behavioral intentions. Moreover, they moderate the relationships between situational factors and intended outcomes as well as moral reasoning and intended outcomes.
NotesAccessed through the Ethics in Science and Engineering National Clearinghouse
URLhttp://www.ethicslibrary.org/resources/164/
DOI10.1080/10508420903035414
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