The effects of anti-corruption videos on attitudes toward corruption in a Ukrainian online survey

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Abstract

This paper presents the outcomes of an anti-corruption educational intervention among Ukrainian students based on an online experiment. More than 3,000 survey participants were randomly assigned to one of three different videos on corruption and its consequences (treatment groups) or a video on higher education (control group). The data suggest a high level of academic dishonesty and misconduct among young people, but also a negative attitude toward corruption in general, highlighting the ambivalence of corruption in the country. We find that one video, which presented a thrilling story abut a victim of corruption related to common bribery in an accessible way, was effective in promoting awareness of the negative consequences of corruption. In contrast, the other two treatment videos, which more closely followed the style of TV news or documentaries on corruption, did not generally promote negative attitudes toward corruption. Presenting corruption issues in a catchy way therefore appears to matter for the effectiveness of such interventions.

Authors Denisova-Schmidt, Elena; Huber, Martin & Prytula, Yaroslav
Journal or Publication Title Eurasian Geography and Economics
Language English
Subjects cultural studies
Refereed Yes
Date 30 September 2019
Publisher Routledge
Number 3
Page Range 304-332
ISSN 1538-7216
Publisher DOI 10.1080/15387216.2019.1667844
Depositing User Dr. Elena Denisova-Schmidt
Date Deposited 03 Oct 2019 17:38
Last Modified 11 Mar 2020 17:26
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/258020

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Denisova-Schmidt, Elena; Huber, Martin & Prytula, Yaroslav (2019) The effects of anti-corruption videos on attitudes toward corruption in a Ukrainian online survey. Eurasian Geography and Economics, (3). 304-332. ISSN 1538-7216

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