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dc.contributor.advisorSkitka, Linda J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMorgan, Gregory S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-14T16:22:28Z
dc.date.available2012-12-14T16:22:28Z
dc.date.created2011-08en_US
dc.date.issued2012-12-14
dc.date.submitted2011-08en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10027/9614
dc.description.abstractThe goal of the current research was to investigate the psychological factors that underlie the moral conviction-action link—that is, people’s greater tendency to take action in the name of their moral mandates (i.e., attitudes that reflect their sense of fundamental right and wrong) than their strong but non-moral attitudes. The current research investigated whether moral mandates motivate action because people (a) feel they are obligated to act, (b) believe their actions are likely to make a difference, (c) seek to advance group interests, (d) anticipate feeling regret if they do not take action, or (e) anticipate feeling pride if they do take action. In particular, three studies tested the associations among variables in the context of a potential graduate assistant strike, a university faculty unionization movement, and undergraduates’ reactions to comprehensive testing as a mandatory graduation requirement. Across all studies, a consistent pattern of results emerged. The degree to which participants vested their position with moral conviction was positively associated with their willingness to take action. Moreover, obligation (in all three studies) and anticipated pride (in Study 2) mediated the moral conviction-action link even when controlling for other potential mediators. The strength of people’s moral conviction about the issue-at hand predicted the degree to which they felt obligated to take action and the degree they anticipated feeling pride after taking action. In turn, the stronger people’s sense of obligation and (less consistently)en_US
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dc.rightsCopyright 2011 Gregory S. Morganen_US
dc.subjectMoral convictionen_US
dc.subjectmoralityen_US
dc.subjectactivismen_US
dc.subjectcollective actionen_US
dc.titleToward a Model of Morally Motivated Behavior: Investigating Mediators of the Moral Conviction-Action Linken_US
thesis.degree.departmentPsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Illinois at Chicagoen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePhD, Doctor of Philosophyen_US
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dc.contributor.committeeMemberCervone, Danielen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMurphy, Maryen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLarson, Jamesen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberVisser, Pennyen_US
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