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| Published: December 25, 2015

Altruistic Behavior and Inter-Personal Trust among Behavioral Sciences and Engineering Students

Nasrina Siddiqi

Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi Google Scholar More about the auther

, Sneha Mishra

Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi Google Scholar More about the auther

, M. Shafiq

Professor, Department of Psychology, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.168/20150301

DOI: 10.25215/0301.168

ABSTRACT

The purpose of the present investigation was to compare the levels of Inter-Personal Trust and Altruistic Behavior between Behavioral Sciences and Engineering students. Convenience sampling technique has been used to collect data from 100 college students studying in Jamia Millia Islamia University. Of these 100 students, 50 were from Behavioral Science stream (Sociology, Psychology, Political Science and Social Work) and the other 50 were engineering students. The two groups of students (Engineering and Behavioral Sciences students) were compared on the said variables namely, Inter-Personal Trust and Altruistic Behavior, using independent sample t-test. Results suggest that Students studying Behavioral Sciences and those studying engineering differ significantly in terms of Inter-Personal Trust and Altruistic behavior. Moreover, the mean values indicate that Behavioral science students tend to score higher on Altruism as well as Inter-Personal Trust as compared to engineering students.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.168/20150301

10.25215/0301.168

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 1, October-December, 2015