A study of the personality differences between altruistic and non-altruistic adolescents

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dc.contributor.advisor Donn, Patsy A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Dobbs, Linda L. (Linda Lee McAra), 1941- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:24:56Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:24:56Z
dc.date.created 1973 en_US
dc.date.issued 1973
dc.identifier LD2489.Z64 1973 .D63 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/175884
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the present study was to investigate the personality differences between altruistic and nonaltruistic adolescents. A secondary purpose was to compare the two measures employed in assessing altruism, and to determine whether or not altruistic behavior differed as a function of sex and socio-economic groups. One hundred eighty junior high school students were subjects for the experiment. Each subject was administered an author adapted version of the Mf 3 Scale from the MMPI (Minnesota Multaphasic Personality Inventory), made a voluntary monetary contribution to the March of Dimes, and was then administered the Junior Senior High School Personality Questionnaire. A small but significant correlation was found between the adapted Mf 3 Scale and the March of Dimes donation, and significant personality variables were found to differentiate altruistic from non-altruistic adolescents. No differences were found in altruistic behavior as a function of sex and socio-economic status. Recommendations were made for further research, and research findings were discussed with their implications for education, counseling, and the identification of potentially helpful people. en_US
dc.format.extent vii, 91 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Altruism. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Self-interest. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Youth -- Conduct of life. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Personality assessment. en_US
dc.title A study of the personality differences between altruistic and non-altruistic adolescents en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/414532 en_US

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