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To help, or not to help, that is not the only question:
An investigation of the interplay of different factors to predict helping behavior in an accurate
and effective way.

URN to cite this document:
urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-339373
Urschler, David F.
Date of publication of this fulltext: 29 Jun 2016 11:17


Abstract (English)

Previous research has shown that people’s willingness to help those in need is influenced by a multitude of factors (e.g., perceived dangerousness of a situation, cost-benefit analysis, attributions of responsibility, kinship, status, and culture). However, past research has often focused on single factors to predict helping intentions. Therefore, the present thesis examines the interplay of ...

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Translation of the abstract (German)

Frühere Untersuchungen haben gezeigt, dass die Bereitschaft anderen Menschen zu helfen von einer Vielzahl von Faktoren beeinflusst wird. Hierzu zählen: die wahrgenommene Gefährlichkeit einer Situation, Kosten-Nutzen-Analyse, Verantwortungsattribution, Verwandtschaftsverhältnis zwischen einer hilfesuchenden Person und Hilfssteller, Status der hilfesuchenden Person und Kultur. Allerding hat die ...

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