The power of reputations: The role of third party information in the admission of new group members

Stiff, Chris and Van Vugt, Mark (2008) The power of reputations: The role of third party information in the admission of new group members. Group Dynamics-Theory Research and Practice, 12 (2). pp. 155-166. ISSN 1089-2699. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Two experiments investigated whether groups use reputational information to recruit new members. The authors manipulated the candidate's reported self-sacrifices to enter the group and the source of this information. The authors found that third party information was more influential in group admission decisions than information from the candidates themselves, suggesting the power of reputations. Furthermore, group admission rates were also influenced by opportunities to socialize new group members. These results are discussed in light of their contribution to research on reputations and group dynamics.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: reputations; commitment; social dilemma; public goods; socialization
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Louise Dorman
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2009 16:18
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2014 15:10
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/15228 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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