Term of Award
Master of Arts
Document Type and Release Option
Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)
Department of Psychology
Paul R. Kleinginna, Jr.
Committee Member 1
Committee Member 2
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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Cooper, Christopher George, "Helping Behavior as a Function of Sex of Person Asking for Help and Sex of Person Being Asked for Help" (1978). Legacy ETDs. 594.