Attribution and helping behavior: Testing the attribution-affect-help judgment model in a Saudi sample

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A review of the literature on Weiner's attributional theory indicates that the theory has not been tested in Arabic cultures. The present study examined the reactions of Saudi men toward a friend with AIDS, using Weiner's attributional theory of social motivation. A sample of 298 Saudi men read two different vignettes about a friend with AIDS, in which the cause of AIDS was manipulated. Then the assignment of responsibility, reactions of anger and pity, and participants' willingness to provide help were measured.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)538-544
Number of pages7
JournalPsychological Reports
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2005


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