The Effects of Chivalry and Group Size on Helping Behavior. Jessica Heun Nathaniel Moore. Chivalry. A “cultural script prescribing the preferential treatment of women by men in the contexts of protection and provision” (Altermatt, 2001). Chivalry Findings.
The Effects of Chivalry and Group Size on Helping Behavior
Chivalry Scale (α = .86)
- A man has an obligation to protect a woman who is in danger (Altermatt, 2001).
Attitude toward Women Scale (α = .77)
- Women should worry less about their rights and more about becoming good wives and mothers (Spence, Helmreich, & Stapp, 1974).
- Alone: situational pressure = help
- 3 others: situational pressure = don’t help
- 1 other: situation ambiguous = personality factors become more influential
- Greatest chivalry effect (difference = 1.823 minutes)