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it was necessary to determine whether participants’ willingness to act
altruistically varied by target. If participants’ responses did not vary
by target, then further analyses examining the effects of target-related
attributes on participants’ judgments of willingness to act altruistically
would not be warranted. The reliability of the willingness-to-help
measure was .92. Thus, participants were systematically more willing
to act altruistically toward some family members than toward others.
The analysis treated family member as the unit of analysis (n
145). The predictor variables were genetic relatedness, emotional
closeness, and age. The criterion variable was willingness-to-help
VOL. 12, NO. 3, MAY 2001 Fig. 1. Hypothesized model of emotional closeness as a mediator of
the effect of genetic relatedness on willingness to act altruistically.
Standardized coefﬁcients, or beta weights, are noted in parentheses.
*p .01. 263 PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE Emotional Closeness as a Me...
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