Publication Type : Conference Proceedings
Publisher : 4th International Conference on Spirituality Skills for Leadership and Sustainable Management
Source : 4th International Conference on Spirituality & Skills for Leadership and Sustainable Management. SMS Varanasi, 2017.
Url : https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322151220_Religious_Affiliation_and_Bequest_Behavior
Campus : Kochi
School : School of Business, Department of Management
Department : Department of Management
Year : 2017
Abstract : Bequest behavior is a highly delicate and complex subject which requires considerable attention by researchers across all disciplines including economics, sociology and psychology. Studying the motives behind bequests becomes critical not only from a socio-psychological perspective but also from a policy perspective. This paper attempts to explore the socio-economic reasons which influence the intention to bequest focusing specifically on the effect of religious affiliation. This study uses survey data from India to test the hypotheses drawn from the anthropology, sociology and consumer behavior literature using logistic regression technique. The results indicate that self-interest negatively impacts the probability of leaving a legacy. Surprisingly, the study finds evidence for negative relationship between religious affiliation and leaving a bequest. This study also reveals that unmarried women are less likely to leave a bequest. Unlike in the philanthropic literature, the research could not find satisfactory evidence of altruism and social norms driving bequest behavior among Indians.
Cite this Research Publication : Sandhya G., V. Gopikumar, Smitha Nair, and S., A., “Religious Affiliation and Bequest Behaviour”, 4th International Conference on Spirituality & Skills for Leadership and Sustainable Management. SMS Varanasi, 2017.