Match!

Lay People Representations on the Common Good and Its Financial Provision

Published on Oct 1, 2018in SAGE Open
路 DOI :10.1177/2158244018807247
Cinzia Castiglioni4
Estimated H-index: 4
(UCSC: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart),
Edoardo Lozza9
Estimated H-index: 9
(UCSC: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart),
Albino Claudio Bosio7
Estimated H-index: 7
(UCSC: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart)
Abstract
The financial contribution to the common good is a relevant issue to contemporary societies, especially in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis. In the economic literature, taxes and monetary donations have been regarded as two complementary ways of financially providing for the common good. In the psychological literature, instead, they have not been studied in conjunction. In-depth interviews have been conducted using interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) approach and a photo-elicitation technique to investigate the representations people share on the financial provision for the common good. Results suggest that both taxes and donations are seen as indirect, rather than direct, ways of providing for the common good. From a formal and cognitive level, paying taxes and making donations can be seen as two sides of the same coin, but they present differences at the affective level. When paying taxes, people are concerned mostly about the effects and expect a material exchange in return; when mak...
  • References (67)
  • Citations (6)
馃摉 Papers frequently viewed together
2018
9 Citations
2 Citations
78% of Scinapse members use related papers. After signing in, all features are FREE.
References67
Newest
#1Jerome Olsen (University of Vienna)H-Index: 2
#2Matthias Kasper (University of Vienna)H-Index: 2
Last. Erich Kirchler (University of Vienna)H-Index: 39
view all 6 authors...
Abstract Tax authorities鈥 power to enforce compliance as well as taxpayers鈥 trust in the tax agency shape taxpayers鈥 compliance behavior. But while financial decisions often trigger strong emotional responses, little is known about the relation between taxpayers鈥 emotions and their compliance choices. We hypothesize that emotions mediate the relationship between the perception of tax authorities and intended tax compliance. In a scenario-based experiment with 411 self-employed Turkish taxpayers,...
3 CitationsSource
#1Edoardo Lozza (UCSC: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart)H-Index: 9
#2Cinzia Castiglioni (UCSC: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart)H-Index: 4
9 CitationsSource
#1Marie C. Blouin (Ithaca College)H-Index: 2
#2Roderick L. Lee (PSU: Pennsylvania State University)H-Index: 7
Last. G. Scott Erickson (Ithaca College)H-Index: 9
view all 3 authors...
ABSTRACTDecreased public confidence and trust in the nonprofit sector has fueled increased calls for transparency. In response, federal regulators and watchdog organizations have recommended that nonprofits voluntarily disclose their financial information on their own public websites. Despite the potential benefits of enhanced public confidence and trust, improved donor decision making, and increased donations, many nonprofit organizations have not adopted the recommended disclosure practices. W...
2 CitationsSource
#1Qijin Cheng (HKU: University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 12
#2Chi-Leung Kwok (HKU: University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 4
Last. Paul S. F. Yip (HKU: University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 59
view all 4 authors...
Abstract The study aimed to construct a valid and culturally sensitive scale to measure altruism in Hong Kong, namely, the Hong Kong Altruism Index (A-Index). Applying the Delphi technique, 11 behavioral items were selected to be included as to indicate altruistic level in Hong Kong (Study 1). Analysis of a community sample of 1104 participants confirmed the A-Index's structure, theoretical dimensions, and construct validity (Study 2). Particularly, it was found that the concept of altruism can ...
4 CitationsSource
#1Linlin Zhu (Fudan University)H-Index: 1
#2Yi He (CSUEB: California State University, East Bay)H-Index: 6
Last. Miao HuH-Index: 1
view all 4 authors...
This research demonstrates that consumers react differently to donations emphasizing a company's effort invested in charitable actions, as opposed to those highlighting its ability to carry out those actions. Our results show that consumers rate the brands that adopt an effort-oriented donation strategy more favorably than those that use an ability-oriented strategy (study 1). Further, this effect is moderated by consumers' perceived psychological distance (made salient by construal level primin...
7 CitationsSource
#1Loretto Quinney (Central Queensland University)H-Index: 2
#2Trudy Dwyer (Central Queensland University)H-Index: 19
Last. Ysanne ChapmanH-Index: 18
view all 3 authors...
Research within a phenomenological framework is aimed at understanding the lived experience of participants to capture the essences of their combined stories to provide new insights and truths surrounding a particular phenomenon. Essential to this process is the acquiring of data representative of the experience being researched. The art of unstructured interviews is to acknowledge and value participants鈥 stories as each participant traverses deeply personal experiences with the interviewer. Thi...
6 CitationsSource
#1Edoardo Lozza (UCSC: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart)H-Index: 9
#2Andrea Bonanomi (UCSC: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart)H-Index: 9
Last. A. Claudio Bosio (UCSC: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart)H-Index: 5
view all 4 authors...
The present study seeks to analyse the predictive capacity of the Index of Consumer Sentiment (ICS) (a leading index in international market research) in Italy, before and after the global financial crisis. The analysis focuses on the period 2005-2013 and investigates the predictive power of the ICS with regard to two different outcomes: (1) the actual level of household consumption (considering both its absolute value as total spending and its quarterly variations) and (2) consumers' strategies...
7 CitationsSource
#1Tim Murphy (UUM: Universiti Utara Malaysia)H-Index: 5
#2Jeff Parkey (UUM: Universiti Utara Malaysia)H-Index: 1
Purpose - 鈥 The purpose of this paper is to analyze economically several versions of the philosophical common good in order to contribute to the search for a viable conceptualization of the common good. Design/methodology/approach - 鈥 The paper presents an economic analysis of the common good by examining the extent to which eight different versions of the philosophical concept possess the consumption characteristics of excludability and rivalry 鈥 and thus how each version may be classified as a...
5 CitationsSource
#1Cleopatra Charles (RU: Rutgers University)H-Index: 3
#2Mirae Kim (MU: University of Missouri)H-Index: 7
ABSTRACT:Nonprofits are facing increasing pressure to measure and demonstrate their performance outcomes. However, we know little about the relationship between a nonprofit鈥檚 performance and its ability to attract donations. Do donors value an organization鈥檚 performance information when making giving decisions? We find that organizations that are more successful (i.e., attract larger audiences to their programs and more visitors to their websites) tend to receive fewer contributions. Despite a g...
7 CitationsSource
#1Welmer E. Molenmaker (LEI: Leiden University)H-Index: 3
#2Erik W. de Kwaadsteniet (LEI: Leiden University)H-Index: 10
Last. Eric van Dijk (LEI: Leiden University)H-Index: 45
view all 3 authors...
To promote cooperation, people often rely on the administration of sanctions. However, from previous research we know that those in control of sanctions are generally reluctant to punish non-cooperative choice behavior and prefer to reward cooperative choice behavior, which is consistent with the do-no-harm principle. We propose that people are reluctant to punish because they feel personally responsible for the harm done. As such, we argue and demonstrate that the relative preference for reward...
8 CitationsSource
Cited By6
Newest
Background: Over recent decades, society has been facing different social, political, and economic challenges that are changing classical consumption dynamics towards more sustainable practices, mostly in the field of food consumption. In particular, alternative food networks are enabling new food consumption models inspired by principles of participation and sustainability. The aim of this study was to explore how community supported agriculture farms create value for sustainability practices f...
Source
#1Cinzia Castiglioni (UCSC: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart)H-Index: 4
#2Edoardo Lozza (UCSC: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart)H-Index: 9
view all 4 authors...
ABSTRACTAssessing the social impact of tourism-related activities is of paramount importance to promoting sustainable development. The present study aimed to assess the social impact of a project i...
Source
#1Lorenzo Montali (University of Milan)H-Index: 11
#2Angelo BenozzoH-Index: 6
Last. Ilaria Vergine (UCSC: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart)H-Index: 1
view all 7 authors...
Our paper provides a mapping of qualitative research in social and organizational psychology. This mapping was directed by the authors鈥 choices and this means that scholars from other perspectives are likely to offer different readings of the same topic. The first choice was to not consider the clinical and developmental psychological research, so to deepen our exploration of the two areas in which we work on, and on which we have a more articulated perspective. These two areas differ for some a...
1 CitationsSource
#1Cinzia Castiglioni (UCSC: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart)H-Index: 4
#2Edoardo Lozza (UCSC: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart)H-Index: 9
Last. Wilco W. van Dijk (LEI: Leiden University)H-Index: 24
view all 4 authors...
Despite tax compliance being mandatory and charitable giving being voluntary, both can be seen as two sides of the same coin. Paying taxes and making monetary donations are two complementary ways to financially provide for the common good. Using goal-framing theory, an experimental study with a mixed-factorial design (N鈥=鈥435) was conducted to test the effects of different frames on the intention to pay taxes and make charitable donations. Our results showed that for real taxpayers (i.e., for em...
Source
#1Michela Balconi (UCSC: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart)H-Index: 25
#2Davide Crivelli (UCSC: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart)H-Index: 8
Last. Edoardo Lozza (UCSC: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart)H-Index: 9
view all 4 authors...
Given the intrinsic complexity of cognitive and affective processes affecting how people reason about taxes and their decisions to be compliant with such social duty, we aimed at exploring those latent processes by combining the analysis of their central and peripheral physiological correlates. We asked participants to make realistic economic decisions concerning tax-payment and manipulated the social vs. individual decisional frame. In addition, we took into account the potential role of tax-co...
Source
In the new framework of the Psychology of sustainability and sustainable development, this paper addresses the issue of building socially sustainable processes to develop a better quality of life in an urban context. The aim is to explore and highlight the connection between the acknowledgment of a pluralistic and multi-stakeholder scenario, the entwined implications for sustainability at different levels (personal, social, organizational), and the enhancement of the participatory process of pla...
Source
#1Cinzia CastiglioniH-Index: 4
#2Edoardo LozzaH-Index: 9
Last. Andrea BonanomiH-Index: 9
view all 3 authors...
Many governments and institutions are currently challenged with insecurity, economic instability, and ongoing turbulence which may undermine the quality of life of each human being and the sustainable development of civil society. As this kind of sustainable development is strictly related to the promotion of the 鈥榗ommon good鈥, it is of paramount importance to understand the different motives that lead people to give their contribution to the common good, in order to sustainably align individual...
4 CitationsSource