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Title: Examining the relationship between achievement-orientedness and helping behaviour : a disposition-situation approach.
Authors: Siti Mariam Abdul Jalil.
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Psychology::Motivation
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: In present day, being achievement-oriented is deemed necessary to survive and prove one’s worth. Therefore as a society progresses, emphasis is placed on achievement-orientedness and an environment suitable to helping individuals attain success. However, being achievement-oriented possibly brings about lesser interpersonal sensitivity and in turn, affect one’s helping behaviour towards others. The following study shows a disposition-situation interaction in predicting helping behaviour. Participants were randomly assigned to one of three competitive normative conditions (other-competitive, self-competitive or non-competitive) and a helping situation was introduced by the role of a confederate. Results reveal that highly achievement-oriented individuals, compared to less achievement-oriented individuals, had a lower likelihood of helping only in the other-competitive condition but not in the self-competitive nor non-competitive condition.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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