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Trust as a multilevel phenomenon: Implications for improved integrative science in trust research


Abstract Examinations of trust have advanced steadily over the past several decades, yielding important insights within criminal justice, economics, environmental studies, management and industrial organization, psychology, political science, and sociology. Cross-disciplinary approaches to the study of trust, however, have been limited by differences in defining and measuring trust and in methodological approaches. In this chapter, we take the position that: 1) cross-disciplinary studies can be improved by recognizing trust as a multilevel phenomenon, and 2) context impacts the nature of trusting relations. We present an organizing framework for conceptualizing trust between trustees and trustors at person, group, and institution levels. The differe... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Herian, Mitchell N. / Neal, Tess M.S.
Subject trustworthiness / trustor / trustee / organizations / democracy / democratic theory / non-profit / contexts / multilevel
Type Text
Language English
Identifier http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319222608
Rights All Rights Reserved
Citation Herian, M.N. & Neal, T.M.S. (2016). Trust as a multilevel phenomenon: Implications for improved integrative science in trust research. In E. Shockley, T.M.S. Neal, B.H. Bornstein, & L.M. PytlikZillig (Eds.), Interdisciplinary perspectives on trust: Towards theoretical and methodological integration (pp. 117-130). New York: Springer.
Collaborating Institutions ASU New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
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