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| Published: September 25, 2016

Gender Differences in Prosocial Behaviour

Isah Aliyu Abdullahi

MA Psychology, School of Arts and Languages, Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Pardeep Kumar

Assistant Professor - Psychology, School of Arts and Languages, Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.017/20160304

DOI: 10.25215/0304.017

ABSTRACT

The objective of current research was to examine the gender differences in prosocial behaviour. Total 60 students (N = 60, 30 Males and 30 Females) participated in the current study from Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India. The Prosocial Personality Battery (PSB) consisting seven dimensions including social responsibility (SR), emphatic concern (EC), perspective taking (PT), personal distress (PD), other oriented moral reasoning (O), mutual concern moral reasoning (M) and self report altruism (SRA) has been used in the study to collect the data. The results revealed significant gender differences on two dimensions of prosocial personality battery, i.e. perspective taking (t = 2.04, p <.05) and other oriented moral reasoning (t = 2.01, p <.05), being females on the higher side. On rest of the five dimensions the differences were negligible falling far away from the probability level of .05. The results suggest that males and females are both almost equal on most of the prosocial behaviour dimensions. However, in case of perspective taking and mutual concern moral reasoning females are on higher side suggesting that they have better understanding of others’ mental state and they are more concerned about morality in the society.

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Isah Aliyu Abdullahi @ pardeep.19468@lpu.co.in

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.017/20160304

DOI: 10.25215/0304.017

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 4, July-September, 2016

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