Event Title

Altruistic Helping: Effects of Diversity and Empathy

Faculty Advisor

M.L. Klotz

Start Date

24-4-2018 4:00 PM

End Date

24-4-2018 5:00 PM

Description

Factors that have been associated with willingness to help dissimilar others include experience with diversity and personality characteristics including diversity seeking, empathy, openness to experience, and agreeableness. We gave a survey measuring these factors to 53 college students, who also rated their likelihood of help targets who differed in race/ethnicity. The level of help subjects agreed to provide differed by target race/ethnicity. Although diversity experience correlated with personality characteristics, no consistent pattern was observed with helping.

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Altruistic Helping: Effects of Diversity and Empathy

Factors that have been associated with willingness to help dissimilar others include experience with diversity and personality characteristics including diversity seeking, empathy, openness to experience, and agreeableness. We gave a survey measuring these factors to 53 college students, who also rated their likelihood of help targets who differed in race/ethnicity. The level of help subjects agreed to provide differed by target race/ethnicity. Although diversity experience correlated with personality characteristics, no consistent pattern was observed with helping.