Determining Influencing Factors of Pro-social Behavior

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Determining Influencing Factors of Pro-social Behavior

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Fair, Jennifer
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Kopsa, Bethany
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Rieser, Amy
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Tahir, Lilly
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Hampe, Dr Gary
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2009-05-13

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This research seeks to discover how altruistic values influence individuals to participate in volunteer activities. We define altruistic behavior as people's feelings toward and willingness to help others. Volunteering is defined as any charitable donation in various forms (for example monetary, labor, and any support) that contributes to the well-being of any individual. Non-profit organizations have a reoccurring challenge finding and retaining volunteers willing to take part in their programs. The objective for this study is to identify shared altruistic tendencies, allowing organizations to be directed more specifically toward individuals who are apt to participate in volunteer activities, helping overcome a personnel shortage. In turn, this study will help organization raise their rate of volunteerism. To determine the correlation between social activism and altruistic behavior we will use statistical techniques to analyze the archival data from the General Social Survey 2004 Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research on altruistic behavior. We predict individuals with higher levels of altruistic characteristics will be more likely to participate in volunteering activities.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2009 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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altruistic behavior

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social activism

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