Title

Revisiting the Suppression Relationship Between Social Learning and Self-Control on Software Piracy

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-15-2018

Publication Title

Social Science Computer Review

DOI

10.1177/0894439317753820

Abstract

This study attempted to confirm the existence of a suppression situation among social learning, low self-control, and software piracy measures. Using a cross-sectional study of middle and high school students, structural equation modeling was used to confirm the measurement of a second-order social learning factor and the existence of a mediated suppression situation of low self-control through social learning on software piracy. The existence of a suppression situation was confirmed when low self-control was modeled with an indirect effect through social learning: The direct effect of low self-control on software piracy flipped direction from positive to negative and social learning’s direct effect size increased. This suppression situation was only demonstrated when social learning was modeled as a second-order latent factor. Future research of social learning should consider how its indicators are measured and the importance for the use of all social learning subdomains.

Comments

George W. Burruss, Thomas J. Holt, and Adam Bossler, Revisiting the Suppression Relationship Between Social Learning and Self-Control on Software Piracy, Social Science Computer Review (37,2) pp.178-195. Copyright © [ March 15, 2018] (Sage Journal). https://doi.org/10.1177/0894439317753820.

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