Effects of Monetary Incentives on Self-Reports on Delinquency in a Mail Survey

Mehlkop, Guido; Becker, Rolf (2015). Effects of Monetary Incentives on Self-Reports on Delinquency in a Mail Survey. Zeitschrift für Soziologie, 44(3), pp. 215-228. Lucius & Lucius

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In this contribution the findings of a recent study published in this journal by Skarbek-Kozietulska, Preisendörfer and Wolter (2012) on the validity of answers supplied by delinquent respondents are further investigated. Skarbek-Kozietulska et al. found a negative latency effect suggesting that, in particular, late respondents deny their delinquent behavior. They reasoned that the negative latency effect could be correlated with certain characteristics of the tailored design method (TDM) without themselves being able to offer empirical support for this contention. In an analysis of experimental data we try to clarify whether monetary incentives as a further element of TDM could also be a significant cause for the negative latency effect. On the basis of our data, such an explanation can be rejected.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Education > Sociology of Education
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Education

UniBE Contributor:

Becker, Rolf

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 370 Education
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

0340-1804

Publisher:

Lucius & Lucius

Language:

German

Submitter:

Rolf Becker

Date Deposited:

01 Jul 2016 14:50

Last Modified:

01 Jul 2016 14:50

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Antwortlatenz; Validität; Soziale Erwünschtheit; Methodenexperiment; Tailored Design Method; Kriminalität; Incentives; Response Latency; Validity; Social Desirability; Methods Experiment; Delinquency

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/82570

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