Adultery, drugs, and sex: an experimental investigation of individual reactions to unethical behavior by public officials Academic Article uri icon


  • In the article, we utilize an experimental design to examine individual responses to a series of hypothetical, political scandals involving public officials; including adultery and drug use. We find that while public responses to political scandal are, in part, conditioned by the officeholder's sex, they are also contingent on the nature of the scandal, and individual acceptance (or rejection) of gender stereotypes. 2002 Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved.

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altmetric score

  • 10

author list (cited authors)

  • Maule, L. S., & Goidel, R. K.

citation count

  • 12

complete list of authors

  • Maule, LS||Goidel, RK

publication date

  • March 2003