The Japanese Journal of Personality
Online ISSN : 1349-6174
Print ISSN : 1348-8406
ISSN-L : 1348-8406
Short Report
Justice Sensitivity, Anger and Bashing Acceptance:A Moderated Mediation Analysis
Chiharu ShinoharaYuki NishiguchiTakuma Ishigaki
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2022 Volume 31 Issue 1 Pages 65-68


During the novel coronavirus pandemic, people who defied the call for isolation and the government’s requirement for self-quarantine have encountered frequent condemnation. There was a prevailing acceptance of such bashing behavior. Given this context, this study focused on justice sensitivity as a key factor in the acceptance of bashing. Participants (N=1,000) read a short scenario that involved a person who goes out despite the self-quarantine requirement. The results showed a moderated mediation in which individuals with higher justice sensitivity showed a greater degree of anger, which in turn led to higher bashing acceptance when the scenario was judged as an injustice.

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