Term of Award

Fall 1978

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)


Department of Psychology

Committee Chair

Paul R. Kleinginna, Jr.

Committee Member 1

Gary McClure

Committee Member 2

Robert Haney


this study investigated the relationship of sex of subject and sex of experimenter to helping behavior on a neutral task. the exercise of helping to locate a dictionary was used because it was not a sex-oriented endeavor. There were 40 male and 40 female students selected at designated sites in the Georgia Southern College Library. There was a significant relationship between sex of subject and helping behavior with more males helping than females. Males were significantly more helpful than females to the male experimenter. There was no significant difference in males and females helping the female experimenter. There were significantly more persons who helped by offering directions than by accompanying the experimenters.

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