ERIC Number: ED123518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Perceived Altruism as a Function of Consistency and Distinctiveness.
Rivera, Alba N.; Gaes, Gerald G.
An analysis of perceived altruism was conducted within the framework of Kelley's (1973) attributional model. In a 2 by 2 factorial design, the consistency and distinctiveness of a donor's prosocial history were manipulated. Subjects were provided with written scenarios depicting the work of a voluntary welfare organization aiding the elderly. Subsequent evaluations of the donor-actors on the altruism dimension revealed that there is a direct relationship of consistency and an inverse relationship of distinctiveness with the attribution of altruism. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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