Accession Number : AD0759731

Title :   The Effect of Social Comparability between Donor and Recipient on Recipient's Reactions to Aid.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND

Personal Author(s) : Fisher,Jeffrey D. ; Nadler,Arie

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The study explored the effect of social comparability between the donor and the recipient on the recipient's self-perception and his perception of the donor. A 2 x 2 between-subjects design was employed in which aid-no aid and social comparison-non-social comparison were the experimental factors. The results indicate that receiving aid from a social comparison other had a negative effect on the recipient's situational self-esteem and self-confidence, while aid from a non-comparison other had a positive effect. The results are interpreted as indicating an internal attribution of failure, and hence a threat to self-esteem, when aid is given by a social comparison other. (Author Modified Abstract)

Descriptors :   (*SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, *ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY)), (*REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), *BEHAVIOR), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PERSONALITY, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), TEST METHODS, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE