Digital Piracy: An Examination of Three Measurements of Self-Control

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Cathy Marcum, Associate Professor and Curriculum Coordinator (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site:

Abstract: Research has shown a link between digital piracy and self-control. However, the research focuses on only one version of self-control theory. The purpose of the present study is to examine the link between self-control and digital piracy. Using data from 358 college students, this study shows that all 3 measures of self-control help us understand the link between self-control and digital piracy. The results indicate that illuminating the factors that could be inhibitions and developing strong social bonds can reduce the likelihood of digital piracy.

Additional Information

Higgins, G.E., Wolfe, S.E., & Marcum, C.D. (2008). Digital piracy: An examination of three measurements of self-control. Deviant Behavior, 29(5): 440-461. Published by Taylor & Francis (ISSN: 1521-0456). DOI:10.1080/01639620701598023
Language: English
Date: 2008

Email this document to