Does extensivity form part of the altruistic personality ? An empirical test of Oliner and Oliner ’ s theory

@inproceedings{Einolf2009DoesEF,
  title={Does extensivity form part of the altruistic personality ? An empirical test of Oliner and Oliner ’ s theory},
  author={Christopher J. Einolf},
  year={2009}
}
This paper tests Samuel and Pearl Oliner’s theory that extensivity is a cause of prosocial behaviors, using data from the 1995 and 2005 waves of the Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) survey. Principal components analysis of a set of nineteen questions about moral obligations supports the Oliners’ contention that some individuals have a constricted moral sense, meaning that they feel stronger obligations to help family members and friends than strangers, while others have an extensive moral… CONTINUE READING

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