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Bedragarens bakomliggande faktorer: sociala normers inverkan på försäkringsbedrägeri

Lyckebäck, Anders LU (2015) RÄSK02 20151
Department of Sociology of Law
Abstract
Insurance fraud is estimated to cost the Swedish insurance agencies three to five billion Swedish kronor each year. The insurance idea is simple, share the risk, but if policyholders take advantage of the system, the concept fails. Previous research states that norms or attitudes towards insurance companies are the main reason behind insurance fraud. This study aims to measure and evaluate social norms regarding insurance fraud in Sweden. This was done using a web-based survey with 1073 participants. The results of this survey conclude that social norms regarding Insurance fraud do exist, and that it is condemning of the act of insurance fraud. Mathematical formulas were used in order to determine the strength and to what extent the given... (More)
Insurance fraud is estimated to cost the Swedish insurance agencies three to five billion Swedish kronor each year. The insurance idea is simple, share the risk, but if policyholders take advantage of the system, the concept fails. Previous research states that norms or attitudes towards insurance companies are the main reason behind insurance fraud. This study aims to measure and evaluate social norms regarding insurance fraud in Sweden. This was done using a web-based survey with 1073 participants. The results of this survey conclude that social norms regarding Insurance fraud do exist, and that it is condemning of the act of insurance fraud. Mathematical formulas were used in order to determine the strength and to what extent the given norms affected the respondents. The results also show that positive attitudes towards insurance fraud or previous actions of insurance fraud are accompanied by weaker social norms and a lower responsiveness to these norms. (Less)
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Lyckebäck, Anders LU
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RÄSK02 20151
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
normativ påverkan, sociala normer, försäkringsbedrägeri, normative affect, insurance fraud, social norms
language
Swedish
id
7363295
date added to LUP
2015-06-26 09:24:53
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2015-06-26 09:24:53
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  abstract     = {Insurance fraud is estimated to cost the Swedish insurance agencies three to five billion Swedish kronor each year. The insurance idea is simple, share the risk, but if policyholders take advantage of the system, the concept fails. Previous research states that norms or attitudes towards insurance companies are the main reason behind insurance fraud. This study aims to measure and evaluate social norms regarding insurance fraud in Sweden. This was done using a web-based survey with 1073 participants. The results of this survey conclude that social norms regarding Insurance fraud do exist, and that it is condemning of the act of insurance fraud. Mathematical formulas were used in order to determine the strength and to what extent the given norms affected the respondents. The results also show that positive attitudes towards insurance fraud or previous actions of insurance fraud are accompanied by weaker social norms and a lower responsiveness to these norms.},
  author       = {Lyckebäck, Anders},
  keyword      = {normativ påverkan,sociala normer,försäkringsbedrägeri,normative affect,insurance fraud,social norms},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Bedragarens bakomliggande faktorer: sociala normers inverkan på försäkringsbedrägeri},
  year         = {2015},
}