THE ANTECEDENTS OF HELP GIVING IN CHINESE CULTURE: ATTRIBUTION, JUDGMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY, EXPECTATION CHANGE AND THE REACTION OF AFFECT
Abstract:The quantitative relationships among attributional locus, stability, controllability, judgment of responsibility, affect response and help giving were detected. Participants were 219 employees and managers, and the structural equation model that reflected the relationships among these variables was tested. The findings suggested that causal locus and controllability linked with help giving are mediated by judgment of responsibility and subsequent affect response and expectation change. Stability attribution indirectly correlated with help giving by linking with expectation. Attributional dimensions, judgment of responsibility, expectation change and the reactions of affect were the antecedent variables of help giving. Findings are discussed in terms of related Chinese cultural and social values.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2007
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