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A Correlational and Comparative study on Empathy and Altruism Across Gender and Age


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1 Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College, Ujire, Affiliated to Mangalore University, Karnataka, India
2 SVJCT's Samartha Educational Institute, Dervan, Maharashtra, India
     

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Altruism acts as a signal of cooperative intentions, accessibility, and, by extending, copulating or collaborating potential on a larger social scale. By anticipating people's behaviour and responses individuals may act swiftly and effectively in response to their constantly shifting expectations and requirements. The current study aims to examine the relationship between altruism and empathy as well as the differences between altruism and empathy across gender and age groups. There were 116 participants overall, with the purposeful sampling approach being used. The data was not normally distributed so to see the correlation Non-parametric test Spearman's correlation was used and to see the difference Non-parametric Mann-Whitney U Test was used. Based on the study's findings, altruism and empathy were positively correlated, and there was no noticeable difference in either characteristic across the two age groups. While there was evidence of a definite difference in empathy between males and females, there was no suggestion that there was a sizable difference in altruism.


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Empathy, Altruism, Gender, Young Adults, Adolescents.
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Authors

Pooja Gahlot
Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College, Ujire, Affiliated to Mangalore University, Karnataka, India
Amit Patil
SVJCT's Samartha Educational Institute, Dervan, Maharashtra, India

Abstract


Altruism acts as a signal of cooperative intentions, accessibility, and, by extending, copulating or collaborating potential on a larger social scale. By anticipating people's behaviour and responses individuals may act swiftly and effectively in response to their constantly shifting expectations and requirements. The current study aims to examine the relationship between altruism and empathy as well as the differences between altruism and empathy across gender and age groups. There were 116 participants overall, with the purposeful sampling approach being used. The data was not normally distributed so to see the correlation Non-parametric test Spearman's correlation was used and to see the difference Non-parametric Mann-Whitney U Test was used. Based on the study's findings, altruism and empathy were positively correlated, and there was no noticeable difference in either characteristic across the two age groups. While there was evidence of a definite difference in empathy between males and females, there was no suggestion that there was a sizable difference in altruism.


Keywords


Empathy, Altruism, Gender, Young Adults, Adolescents.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15614/ijpp%2F2022%2Fv13i3%2F218226