TITLE

Moral Identity and Judgments of Charitable Behaviors

AUTHOR(S)
Reed, Americus; Aquino, Karl; Levy, Eric
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
Journal of Marketing;Jan2007, Vol. 71 Issue 1, p178
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In several studies, the authors examine the potential to leverage a consumer's moral identity to enhance brand and company identification and promote goodwill through community relations. Studies 1a and 1b show that even when opportunity costs are equivalent (subjectively or economically), consumers who also have a highly self-important moral identity perceive the act of giving time versus money as more moral and self-expressive. The authors extend these findings to self-reported preferences and establish boundary conditions in two additional studies. Consumers with higher organizational status prefer to give money versus time, but this preference is weaker for those with a highly self-important moral identity (Study 2), and the preference for giving time versus money is more likely to emerge when the moral self is primed and the time given has a moral purpose (Study 3).
ACCESSION #
23368365

 

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