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The influence of negative mood upon helping behavior : Meta analysis about experimental situation

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  • ネガティブ・ムードが援助行動に及ぼす影響 : 実験状況に関するメタ分析
  • ネガティブ ムード ガ エンジョ コウドウ ニ オヨボス エイキョウ ジッケン

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From the past studies which have considered the influence of potential helper's state of mood upon helping behavior, the effects of negative mood are inconsistent, the extent to which the result interpretations can be applied and the interrelation between these interpretations are not clear. The purpose of this study is to explore some factors mediate between negative mood and helping behavior. (1) The result of 10 studies with elementary school children, 49 studies with adults (high-school students and over) were reorganized. The relation between results and 9 factors of study situation were examined. Difference of situation as the cause of negative mood had influenced upon helping behavior. (2) To explore the interrelation between factors in adults, quantification method of the third type was executed, using 10 factors including the result. The result was suggested that the great influence of "cause of mood", "interrelation between helper and help receiver", "social comparison", and "influence of mood on a third person" upon helping behavior. Moreover, interrelation between "cause of mood" and "kind of helping situation" influenced upon helping behavior greatly was seen too.


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