Religious Reality Construction and Helping Action
Nelson, Lynn D.
Dynes, Russell R.
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