The Dominance of Moral Character in Endorser Perception: Perceiver Effects of Dispositional Tendency, Moral Intuitions, and Self-Location

Jiayun (Gavin) Wu, Savannah State University, USA
Yung-Chien Lou, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Joseph W. Chang, Vancouver Island University, Canada
Moral character dominates warmth on endorser, advertising, and brand evaluations. Specifically, advertising endorsed by warm-immoral (vs. moral-cold) celebrities is less favored and instigate more negative impact on the endorsed brand. Moreover, perceivers’ innate moral intuitions and self-location moderate the impact of advertising endorsed by immoral celebrities on brand evaluations.
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Jiayun (Gavin) Wu, Yung-Chien Lou, and Joseph W. Chang (2014) ,"The Dominance of Moral Character in Endorser Perception: Perceiver Effects of Dispositional Tendency, Moral Intuitions, and Self-Location ", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 42, eds. June Cotte and Stacy Wood, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 775-775.