Religious Reality Construction and Helping Action
Disaster Research Center
In the study reported here, exchange theory provides the overarching framework for examining the significance of one religion dimension - religious reality construction -- in stimulating helping which is theoretically related operationally defined. The empirical investigation focused on helping activity, not attitudes; and the population from which the sample of respondents was drawn was geographically circumscribed, not organizationally limited.
religion, helping action behavior, social compensation