Author Identifiers

Alfred Allan

http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7039-797X

Collection Type

Dataset

Upload Date

2021

School or Research Centre

School of Arts and Humanities

Publisher

Edith Cowan University

Description

Combined data of three studies (N=164; 121 and 236 respectively) that investigated whether the voluntariness of apologies influenced recipients’ perception of the sincerity of apologies; acceptance of apologies; willingness to forgive offenders; and intended retributive behavior towards offenders.

Methodology

Anonymous online survey

DOI

10.25958/pxg3-t209

Research Activity Description

An exploratory study consisting of three experiments that investigated whether the voluntariness of apologies influenced recipients’ perception of the sincerity of apologies; acceptance of apologies; willingness to forgive offenders; and intended retributive behavior towards offenders. Manipulated the voluntariness of apologies whilst at the same time considering the influence of offender (age, gender, ethnicity, and prior wrongful behavior) and offence (seriousness) characteristics in three studies (N=164; 121 and 236 respectively). Participants adopting the role of a hypothetical victim received either a voluntary or ordered apology. Voluntary apologies had a significantly more positive impact than ordered apologies on acceptance and perception of sincerity in all the studies, and forgiveness in two of the studies, but did not significantly change participants’ retributive behavior in any study...

Start of data collection time period

2018

End of data collection time period

2018

Language

Eng

Codes

Embedded in data set

File Format(s)

Excel and PDF

File Size

Three Excel files of 28, 6 and 45 KB each. Four PDF files of 66, 1331, 236, and 233 KB each.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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