To Receive from the Rich or the Poor: Effects on the Recipient's Self Esteem and Subsequent Self-Help Behavior.
PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND
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A 2 aid vs. no aid x 2 high vs. low resource potential donor factorial design tested the effects of aid and donor resources on recipient self-perceptions and subsequent self-help behavior. The results were characterized by interactions between the two factors. The relationship between threat to self-esteem inherent in aid and subsequent self-help is discussed in terms of self-esteem theory. Modified author abstract