Study 1 was presented at the 1995 American Psychological Society convention in New York, NY. Studies 1 and 2 were presented at the 1996 Southwestern American Psychological Association meeting in Houston, TX. I thank Clyde Hendrick for reviewing the manuscript, and Gregory Mumma and Robert Bell for statistical assistance.
Fear or Moral Indignation? Predicting Attitudes Toward Parolees1
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Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 29, Issue 10, pages 2024–2058, October 1999
How to Cite
Demski, R. M. and McGlynn, R. P. (1999), Fear or Moral Indignation? Predicting Attitudes Toward Parolees. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 29: 2024–2058. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.1999.tb02294.x
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Instrumental beliefs, value-expressive beliefs, and attitudes related to parolees were investigated in 2 contexts. In Study I, students (N= 180) responded to value-expressive measures in a mass survey and then, a month later, read 2 scenarios and completed measures of instrumental beliefs, attitudes, and intentions. Instrumental beliefs were better predictors of behavioral attitudes than were value-expressive beliefs. In Study 2, the format of the measures was altered and all measures were administered concurrently. As in Study I, results showed that instrumental beliefs were consistent and strong predictors of attitudes toward parolees. Attitudes related to parolees appear to be based more on practical concerns (instrumental beliefs) than on moral or symbolic issues (value-expressive beliefs).