author={Leonard J. Berkowitz and Kenneth G. Lutterman},
  journal={Public Opinion Quarterly},
Is readiness to behave in a socially responsible manner related to certain behavior and attitudes? This study of associations between a personality scale and other survey responses indicates that "high responsibles" tend to be conservative people who embrace the traditional ideas of their society. Leonard Berkowitz is Professor of Psychology and Kenneth Lutterman is Lecturer in Sociology, both at the University of Wisconsin. 

Prosocial Organizational Behaviors

The construct of prosocial organizational behavior is defined and 13 specific forms are described. They vary according to whether they are functional or dysfunctional for organizational

Sex Differences in Socially Responsible Consumers' Behavior

Using an improved measure of consumers' socially responsible behavior, testing a national sample of 1,503 consumers and being guided by Eagly's 1987 social role theory of sex-based differences in

Personal Characteristics and Social Issue Exchange: An Intrapersonal Exchange Perspective

Any individual behavior that results in social costs for other members of society is of concern to society. Nevertheless, in the case of 'freely chosen individual behaviors', positive social change

A New Approach to Measuring Socially Responsible Consumption Tendencies

Two approaches to measuring socially responsible consumption tendencies—the existing Social Responsibility Scale (SRS) and a new seven-dimension product differentiation construct-were compared using

Person-Situation Effects and Gender Differences in the Prediction of Social Responsibility.

  • L. Witt
  • Psychology
    The Journal of social psychology
  • 1990
People and situation variables as predictors of social responsibility among American students predicted individuals' delay of gratification and satisfaction with the university contributed unique variance to the prediction of social Responsibility.

Instigation to Goodness: The Role of Social Norms and Interpersonal Influence

Norms are only one of a variety of determinants of prosocial behavior. The distinction between knowing and personally accepting a norm is stressed. Two specific norms of prosocial behavior are

Communal orientation and individualism: factors and correlations with values, social adjustment, and self-esteem.

Neither the full scales nor any of their factors displayed significant inverse correlations with each other, thus confirming the existence of negative correlates for self-contained individualism but also demonstrating that the two individualisms are not wholly incommensurable, as has been argued in the past.

An Exploration of Personality and Speed Limit Compliance

Research suggests that noncompliance with speed limits is high. One factor that may provide some explanation for individuals' speeding behavior is the driver's personality. To examine social issue

Social Class and Helping Behavior

In the search for useful predictor variables of helping behavior, the ef fect of social class has been repeatedly investigated. Yet no relationship between social class and helping has been