Bribery and the Role and Social Value Orientation: A Multi-Site Experimental Study in Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands

De Waele, Lode; Weissmüller, Kristina Sabrina; van Witteloostuijn, Arjen (2021). Bribery and the Role and Social Value Orientation: A Multi-Site Experimental Study in Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands. Frontiers in psychology, 12 Frontiers Research Foundation 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.655964

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Bribery is a complex phenomenon rooted in both individual motives and the greater institutional context. Experimental research into causal mechanisms that drive bribing behavior is still scarce. To date, there is no empirical evidence on how the society-regarding motivational survey measure of Public Service Motivation (PSM) and the other-oriented motivational measure of Social Value Orientation (SVO) can help explain why some people are more susceptible to engage in the act of bribing than others. Based on a multi-site triple-replication, and a vignette-based research design, quasi-experimental evidence from Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands shows that both measures interact and that - paradoxically - people with higher SVO are more likely to be willing to engage in bribery.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

11 Centers of Competence > KPM Center for Public Management

UniBE Contributor:

Weissmüller, Kristina Sabrina

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 350 Public administration & military science
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

ISSN:

1664-1078

Publisher:

Frontiers Research Foundation

Language:

English

Submitter:

Kristina Sabrina Weissmüller

Date Deposited:

06 Jul 2021 13:26

Last Modified:

06 Jul 2021 13:26

Publisher DOI:

10.3389/fpsyg.2021.655964

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/156722

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/156722

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