Duration of Restrictions Influences Information Processing: The Role of Perception of Control

Sadaf Mokarram Dorri, Aulona Ulqinaku, Gülen Sarial Abi

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Many people live with restrictions in their daily life. This paper investigates how the duration of these restrictions influences information processing. Using three studies in the field, we predict and demonstrate that people with permanent restrictions have a more expansive mind- set and, consequently, process information more abstractly than those with temporary restrictions. Furthermore, we identify a theoretically derived mediator: perception of control. Those with permanent restrictions perceive more control than those with temporary restrictions, which explains their more expansive mind-set.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
EventThe 48th EMAC Annual Conference 2019 - University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 29 May 201931 May 2019
Conference number: 48


ConferenceThe 48th EMAC Annual Conference 2019
LocationUniversity of Hamburg
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  • Restrictions
  • Information processing
  • Perception of control

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