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dc.contributor.authorSahni, Sanjeev P-
dc.contributor.authorJain, Garima-
dc.identifier.citationIn Cybercrime, Organized Crime, and Societal Responses, 2017, 47-65en_US
dc.description.abstractIt has been alleged that social pathologies are beginning to surface in cyberspace. The present study examined whether attribution-making process serve as a mechanism for a partner’s extradyadic involvement with some else through Internet. It extends insight into the prevalence, attribution, and rationale behind indulging in Internet Infidelity. A pilot study was conducted in North India (n = 488) where a survey questionnaire was administered. Study 1 attempted to address the question by comparing attributions, perception, and attitude towards online acts of infidelity of the two set of participants: Those who admitted their involvement in Internet Infidelity (Group A) and those who were never involved in Internet Infidelity (Group B) of Online Infidelity. Meta-analysis yielded two components: Dispositional factors (which included three sub-factors: (a) Strong Moral Values, (b) Religious Principles, (c) Not wanting to Cheat on One’s Partner) and Situational factors (which also included three sub-factors: (a) Fear of Being Caught, (b) Lack of Knowledge, (c) Internet Inaccessibility). It was found that Perpetrators attributed situation factors and non-perpetrators attributed dispositional factors behind non indulgence or disengagement of people in Internet Infidelity. Study 2 investigates the reasons of perpetrators (Married and In a committed relationship) behind involvement in Internet Infidelity. Findings demonstrated significantly different reasons behind involvement in extradyadic online relationship between respondents who are Married (Emotional Support, Frustration, Boredom) and In a Relationship (Peer Pressure, Desire to Explore).en_US
dc.subjectAttribution biasen_US
dc.subjectInternet infidelityen_US
dc.subjectDispositional factorsen_US
dc.subjectExtradyadic relationshipsen_US
dc.titleUnderstanding attribution bias and reasons behind internet infidelity in Indiaen_US
dc.institutionJindal Institute of Behavioural Sciencesen_US
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