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Article: Altruism, social responsibility, and support of government responsibility for social welfare

TitleAltruism, social responsibility, and support of government responsibility for social welfare
Authors
Issue Date1999
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rswd20/current
Citation
Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 1999, v. 9 n. 2, p. 79-95 How to Cite?
AbstractThe study concerns altruistic behaviour in Hong Kong and its relation to social responsibility and support of government responsibility for social welfare. The findings indicated that the community as a whole is likely to engage in altruistic acts. The responses reflect a sense of social responsibility as the most important factor contributing to the explanation of altruism. Independent of other characteristics, those respondents who were more socially responsible were more altruistic. These findings suggest that the people's willingness to help others is largely independent of concern about the interests of society as a priority of responsibility. The general finding is that people are more concerned with individual or familial interests and would sacrifice the interests of society in situations where the two are in conflict.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/192083
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.232

 

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dc.contributor.authorTam, TSK-
dc.contributor.authorYeung, S-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-18T06:54:16Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-18T06:54:16Z-
dc.date.issued1999-
dc.identifier.citationAsia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 1999, v. 9 n. 2, p. 79-95-
dc.identifier.issn0218-5385-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/192083-
dc.description.abstractThe study concerns altruistic behaviour in Hong Kong and its relation to social responsibility and support of government responsibility for social welfare. The findings indicated that the community as a whole is likely to engage in altruistic acts. The responses reflect a sense of social responsibility as the most important factor contributing to the explanation of altruism. Independent of other characteristics, those respondents who were more socially responsible were more altruistic. These findings suggest that the people's willingness to help others is largely independent of concern about the interests of society as a priority of responsibility. The general finding is that people are more concerned with individual or familial interests and would sacrifice the interests of society in situations where the two are in conflict.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rswd20/current-
dc.relation.ispartofAsia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development-
dc.titleAltruism, social responsibility, and support of government responsibility for social welfareen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailTam, TSK: tsktam@hkusua.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailYeung, S: syeung@hkusua.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/21650993.1999.9756117-
dc.identifier.hkuros54744-
dc.identifier.volume9-
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage79-
dc.identifier.epage95-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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