When is a lie acceptable? Work and private life lying acceptance depends on its beneficiary
Katarzyna Cantarero , Eftychia Stamkou , Marisol Navas , Alejandra del Carmen Dominguez Espinosa , Piotr Szarota
AbstractIn this article we show that when analyzing attitude towards lying in a cross-cultural setting, both the beneficiary of the lie (self vs other) and the context (private life vs. professional domain) should be considered. In a study conducted in Estonia, Ireland, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, Spain, and Sweden (N = 1345), in which participants evaluated stories presenting various types of lies, we found usefulness of relying on the dimensions. Results showed that in the joint sample the most acceptable were other-oriented lies concerning private life, then other-oriented lies in the professional domain, followed by egoistic lies in the professional domain; and the least acceptance was shown for egoistic lies regarding one’s private life. We found a negative correlation between acceptance of a behavior and the evaluation of its deceitfulness.
|Journal series||Journal of Social Psychology, ISSN 0022-4545, e-ISSN 1940-1183, (A 20 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.75|
|Keywords in English||Cross-cultural; egoistic lies; lying acceptance; other-oriented lies; work and private life|
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