deposit_your_work

Factors affecting the compartmentalization of punitive and compensatory damages

Files in this item

Files Size Format View
1414285.PDF 10.82Mb application/pdf Thumbnail

Show simple item record

Item Metadata

dc.contributor.advisor Laughery, Kenneth R., Sr.
dc.creator Paige, Danielle L.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T08:46:29Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T08:46:29Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1911/17613
dc.description.abstract This study examines the effects of the amount of pain and suffering awards, the recipient of the punitive award, and the inclusion company profit information on the compartmentalization of punitive damage awards. Participants (N = 245) read three personal injury scenarios, filled out a demographic and attitudinal survey, and awarded punitive damages for each scenario. Results revealed that when profit information was not given, participants exhibited leakage effects. That is, participants awarded significantly more punitive damages when pain and suffering was high and significantly less when it was low in the absence of profit information. When profit information was present, however, there was no effect of the level of pain and suffering; participants compartmentalized their punitive damage decisions. Award variance was also significantly higher when pain and suffering was high and profit information absent than when profit information was given.
dc.format.extent 128 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Law
Psychology, Social
dc.title Factors affecting the compartmentalization of punitive and compensatory damages
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department Psychology
thesis.degree.discipline Social Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
dc.identifier.citation Paige, Danielle L.. (2003) "Factors affecting the compartmentalization of punitive and compensatory damages." Masters Thesis, Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/17613.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)