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| Published: February 25, 2020

Analyzing levels of altruism in generation Z

Aastha Maheshwari

B.A. (hons) Psychology, School of Liberal Studies, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Jhanvi Vaghani

B.A. (hons) Psychology, School of Liberal Studies, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Nirja Mistry

B.A. (hons) Psychology, School of Liberal Studies, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.025/20200801

DOI: 10.25215/0801.025

ABSTRACT

Humans have tended to become self- centered and think about their benefit before performing any action or making a decision in today’s competitive world. But are we as selfish as we think we are? Our species have enhanced capacity for empathy and unparalleled sensitivity towards needs of others. Because of which we continue to selflessly help another individual and practice this pro social behavior called altruism. Altruism is indispensable for the survival of society. Human beings’ tendency to engage in pro social behaviors is unevenly distributed across the population, and this variation can be a variable of both nature and nurture. This study aims towards analyzing the level of altruism in generation Z on the basis of their gender. The sample population comprised of 50 girls and 50 boys residing in the area of Gujarat, India. The data were collected using Altruism Scale (2004) developed by Dr. S.N. Rai and Dr. Sanwat Singh. After the statistical analysis of the data, it was found that there is a significant difference between the altruism levels of males and females, where females were found to be more altruistic.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.025/20200801

10.25215/0801.025

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 1, January-March, 2020