Comparative Study

| Published: March 25, 2015

Does Power and Approval Motives Regulate Adolescents’ Altruism?

Krishna Kumar Mishra

Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, IIT, Kanpur Google Scholar More about the auther

, Jay Singh

Asstt. Professor, Govt. Danteshwari PG College Dantewada (CG). Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.060/20140202

DOI: 10.25215/0202.060


The present paper discusses the association of power and approval motives with adolescent altruistic behaviour. Gender difference was also tried to calculate. The present study comprised of 140 students (70 boys and 70 girls) of age range 13-19 years. Participants were given Self-report Altruism Scale, Power Motive Scale, and Approval Motive Scale. Results indicate that altruism is positively correlated with approval motive and negatively correlated with power motives. Results also revealed significant negative prediction of altruism by Power motive and significantly positively predicted by Approval motive. No gender difference was found in all three variables. Results of the present study will be empirically discussed.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429



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Published in   Volume 02, Issue 2, January-March, 2015