Examining the Role of Peer Influence and Self-Control on Downloading Behavior

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: https://library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: The purpose of the present study is two-fold. First, the present study is designed to provide additional information about the link between off-line and virtual peers and music piracy. Second, the present study provides information about how off-line and virtual peers interact with self-control to understand music piracy. The results of this study show that low self-control has a link with digital piracy. This means that individuals who cannot resist temptation and do not see the consequences of their action have an increased likelihood to perform digital piracy, which is consistent with a growing literature in this area (Higgins et al. 2006; Higgins and Makin 2004a, 2004b; Higgins and Wilson 2006).

Additional Information

Higgins, G.E., Marcum, C.D., Freiburger, T.L., & Ricketts, M.L. (2012). Examining the role of peer influence and self-control on downloading behavior. Deviant Behavior, 33(5): 412-423. Published by Taylor & Francis (ISSN: 1521-0456). DOI:10.1080/01639625.2011.584275. Full text available at: www.tandfonline.com
Language: English
Date: 2012

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