Tag Archives: Altruism

Styles of Parental Treatment and Its Relationship with the Altruistic Behavior among Sample of Children with Learning Disabilities at Najran Schools (Published)

The study aimed to identify the nature of the relationship between parental treatment styles, as children of learning disabilities understand and their altruistic behavior at the age of nine to twelve. It also aimed to identify the impact of age variable and the predictability of those children’s altruistic behavior level among other variables of parental styles.  Furthermore, it aimed to develop a scale for altruistic behavior. The study assumed that there were relationships among the previously mentioned variables and attempted to ascertain this belief by the use of the altruistic scale, parental treatment scale and Jodanv-harris drawing scale. Findings asserted the study’s assumptions. However, findings related to the third assumption showed that democratic father and tolerant mother had a big impact on the acquisition of children with learning disabilities altruistic behavior varied levels more than other styles of parental treatment.

Keywords: Altruism, Learning disabilities, Parental treatment styles, positive behavior

THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS: THE MAIN EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS (Published)

The article presents a new systemic Person-oriented conception of happiness (POCH) elaborated by the author as well as the main results of his three experimental investigations conducted with the help of experience sampling methods (ESM). The regularities obtained challenge common beliefs concerning the nature of happiness and its main components. There have been discovered three main notions («involvement», «egoism», «meaning») which correlate with the «happiness» construct to the greatest degree. Two qualitatively different factors, representing «easy» and «hard» happiness have been outlined. The author has discovered only positive correlations between “egoism” and “altruism”, between “egoism” and “meaning” that opens new horizons for future theorizing, experimental investigations and therapeutic practice.

Keywords: Altruism, Meaning, egoism, experience sampling methods, involvement, person-oriented conception of happiness, personal uniqueness, the flow

OPPORTUNITY FOR INNOVATION AND ORGANIZATIONAL CITIZENSHIP BEHAVIOUR IN THE NIGERIAN HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY (Published)

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between opportunity for innovation and organizational citizenship behaviour in the Nigerian hospitality industry. The cross sectional survey was conducted with a sample size of 1450 workers drawn from a population of 3768 workers in the South-South geopolitical region of Nigeria. The scales used were within the acceptable Cronbach Alpha values of 0.7, which was interpreted to be reliable. A total of 1,093 copies of completed and usable questionnaire were used for data analysis. Furthermore, the data obtained were analysed using the Spearman Rank Order Coefficient. The results reveal that opportunity for innovation is strongly related to altruism, conscientiousness, civic virtue, courtesy and sportsmanship. The findings suggest that organizations conducive for innovation tends to promote extra discretionary employee behaviour. The study concluded that in the presence of opportunity for innovation of the worker, organizational citizenship behaviour is activated.

Keywords: Altruism, Civic Virtue, Conscientiousness, Courtesy And Sportsmanship, Hospitality industry, Innovation, Organizational Citizenship Behaviour

PROMOTING ALTRUISM IN HOMO ECONOMICUS: LESSON FROM THE STANDING OVATION MODEL (Published)

This study investigates theoretically how to improve altruism considering the selfish nature and rational consciousness of man (homo economicus). Building on the standing ovation model, this study opined that homo economicus will only show altruism when it is rational and profitable to do so; that is, when the signal for altruistic behaviour outweighs the threshold. Thus, we conclude that homo economicus will continue to show altruism so far signal offsets the threshold for altruism to a point where they are equal.

 

 

Keywords: Altruism, Homo Economicus, Signal, Standing Ovation Model, Threshold

PROMOTING ALTRUISM IN HOMO ECONOMICUS: LESSON FROM THE STANDING OVATION MODEL (Review Completed - Accepted)

This study investigates theoretically how to improve altruism considering the selfish nature and rational consciousness of man (homo economicus). Building on the standing ovation model, this study opined that homo economicus will only show altruism when it is rational and profitable to do so; that is, when the signal for altruistic behaviour outweighs the threshold. Thus, we conclude that homo economicus will continue to show altruism so far signal offsets the threshold for altruism to a point where they are equal.

Keywords: Altruism, Homo Economicus, Signal, Standing Ovation Model, Threshold