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(Burnstein et al., 1994; Korchmaros, 1999; Petrinovich & O’Neill,
1996; Smith et al., 1987), participants were also asked to report the
ages of their family members. They did this after they responded to the
hypothetical dilemmas. As in previous studies, willingness to act altruistically decreased as age of the target increased, B
0.28, F(1, 28) 12.51, p .01. Thus, the effect of target age was
statistically controlled in all analyses. score. We estimated this model for each participant and tested whether
effects varied by participant. The effect of genetic relatedness on emotional closeness did not vary by participant, F(28, 58) 1, nor did the
effect of emotional closeness on altruism, F(28, 29) 1.40, p .19.
However, the effects of genetic relatedness and age on altruism did
vary by participant, as indicated by the interactions of participant and
genetic relatedness, F(28, 29) 1.91, p .04, and of participant and
age, F(28, 29) 2.61, p .01. Consequ...
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