Proceedings of the 2022 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2022)

The Mechanism Behind Individuals’ Choice of Group Interests and Personal Interests

Authors
Yuncan Cui1, *, , Dingqi Xue2, , Wenlu Zhang3,
1SILC Business School, Shanghai University, Shanghai 201204, China
2Orange County American High School, Jacksonville, Florida, 32207, USA
3School of Nursing, Wannan Medical College, Wuhu, Anhui 241002, China

These authors contribute equally.

*Corresponding author. Email:guanghua.ren@gecacdemy.cn
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Yuncan Cui
Available Online 1 June 2022.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.275How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Group interest; Personal interest; Moral dilemma
Abstract

In the review of the formal theories, the view of the relationship between group interest and personal interest is diversified—the gap of the empirical study on its existed for a long time. Therefore, the purpose of the paper was to explore the tendency and mechanism of individual choice between group interest and individual interest. Employing questionnaires collected both online and offline, the paper collects solid data to support the view. The questionnaire designed four dilemmas to judge the individual choice tendency of group interests and personal interests and collected the data of demographic variables to observe whether the individual background would influence the choice. The result showed that the choice of group interests always overwhelmed that of individual interests, and the choice tendency did not change with the change of any demographic variables. It suggested that the mechanism behind the individual choice of group interests and personal interests is the trade-off of the benefits one could get in each option, regardless of the group or personal meaning of the choice. This paper should attract the attention of some group regulation makers because it is an important topic to explore the mechanism behind the individual choice, which affects the effectiveness and rationality of their rules.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2022 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2022)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
1 June 2022
ISBN
978-94-6239-580-0
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.275How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2022 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license.

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