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Development and validation of an Altruism Scale for Adults
- Development and validation of an Altruism Scale for Adults
- Lee D.Y.; Lee J.Y.; Kang C.H.
- Ewha Authors
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- Psychological Reports
- vol. 92, no. 2, pp. 555 - 561
- SSCI; SCOPUS
- A new self-report scale, the Altruism Scale for Adults, of 28 items was developed. 14 items were from the Altruism subscale of Wrightsman's Philosophies of Human Nature Scale, and the other 14 items were newly constructed. The scale, anchored by 1: true or 2: false, was administered to 592 Korean men and women in eight subgroups. Cronbach alpha internal consistency was .89, and test-retest reliabilities (n = 52) over 1 and 5 wk. were .90 and .80, respectively. Campbell and Fiske's 1959 multitrait-multimethod analysis showed satisfactory convergent and discriminant validities. Overall results were promising for use of the scale in research and for practical purposes.
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