Helpfulness to Lost Tourists

  title={Helpfulness to Lost Tourists},
  author={Fredric E. Rabinowitz and Leah A. Sutton and Tony Schutter and Abby Brown and Carissa Krizo and John Larsen and Jim Styn and Abby Welander and Denette Michelle Wilson and Sarah Wright},
Abstract In this field study, the helpfulness of natives to English-speaking tourists was measured in Salzburg, Austria; Florence, Italy; and Prague, Czech Republic. Helpfulness, the willingness of participants to provide the tourists-confederates with directions to popular landmarks, occurred in 77% of the 366 cases. Participants in Salzburg, Austria, were most attentive to the confederates' requests for directions. Male participants stood closer, spent more time, and listened more attentively… CONTINUE READING