The Legitimization of Paltry Favors Effect: A Review and Meta-Analysis

  title={The Legitimization of Paltry Favors Effect: A Review and Meta-Analysis},
  author={Kyle R. Andrews and Christopher J. Carpenter and Allison S. Shaw and Franklin J. Boster},
  journal={Communication Reports},
  pages={59 - 69}
A meta-analysis was conducted on the legitimization of paltry favors (LPF) effect (Cialdini & Schroeder, 1976). A total of 19 studies met the inclusion criteria, with a combined sample of 2,730 subjects. Excluding studies in which the LPF request was delivered via mail and those studies that accepted pledges as the dependent variable resulted in a homogeneous set of effect sizes (r = .18, OR = 2.41). While the data provide clues as to possible mediating mechanisms, the cause of the effect is… Expand
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