Helping hands: A study of altruistic behavior

  title={Helping hands: A study of altruistic behavior},
  author={Elizabeth Monk-Turner and Vic Blake and Fred Chniel and Sarah Forbes and Lisa Lensey and Jason Madzuma},
  journal={Gender Issues},
The purpose of this paper is to better understand how altruistic behavior varies by gender, race, age, and dress. Eagly & Crowley’s (1986) social role theory maintains that the traditional male sex role promotes heroic and chivalrous helping behavior. Based on this theoretical insight, we hypothesized that men would be more likely to exhibit helping behavior than women (regardless of their race, age, or dress), especially if the person requiring assistance was a woman. We also expected that… 

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