[symple_box color=”white”]In other words, the research concluded that if you come from a country that has a high level of corruption, tax evasion and fraudulent politics, you’ll be influenced as well, and vice versa. [/symple_box]
Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- University of Nottingham researchers Dr. Simon Gächter & Dr. Jonathan F. Schulz have just published a research that sheds light on how the prevalence of rule violations in people’s social environment, such as corruption, tax evasion or political fraud, can compromise individual intrinsic honesty.
The research studied 23 countries around the world that demonstrate a very robust link between the prevalence of rule violations and intrinsic honesty, and Morocco ranked, along with Tanzania, the worst in terms of compliance to the laws and honesty. People from Germany, Netherlands, Sweden and Austria were the most honest and compliant to the law.
In their research, Dr.Gächter Dr. Schulz developed an index of the ‘prevalence of rule violations’ (PRV) based on country-level data from the year 2003 of corruption, tax evasion and fraudulent politics.
Then the researchers conducted an anonymous die-rolling experiment on 2,568 young participants (students) who were put on trial to see whether they lied about their die-rolling results.
When analyzing the results, both researchers found out that the individual intrinsic honesty is stronger in subject pools of low PRV countries than those of high PRV countries.
In other words, the research concluded that if you come from a country that has a high level of corruption, tax evasion and fraudulent politics, you’ll be influenced as well, and vice versa.
Well, the results are no strange to Morocco if we take into account Hamid Chabat’s flip flops and media outbursts during the last four years!
The Moroccan Times.