Consensus on conceptualizations and definitions of trust: Are we there yet?

Lisa M. Pytlikzillig

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

85 Scopus citations


A science without defi nitions of basic constructs would be chaotic. Defi nitions identify fi elds of inquiry by setting their boundaries and distinguishing their questions from questions that deal with other phenomena. Precise defi nitions also foster valid measurement. They provide a framework that enhances theory development and empirical research in a community of scientists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInterdisciplinary Perspectives on Trust
Subtitle of host publicationTowards Theoretical and Methodological Integration
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)9783319222615
ISBN (Print)9783319222608
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology
  • General Social Sciences


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