Benefactor's sex and nurturance need, recipient's dependency, and the effect of number of potential helpers on helping behavior1


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    . This report is based on a Ph.D. dissertation completed at Kansas State University in 1974 by the first author. This work was supported in part by a Fulbright-Hays scholarship program No. 33313 from the United States Educational Foundation in India and the United States Department of State to the first author and in part by the Department of Psychology, Kansas State University. Appreciation is due to E. Jerry Phares and Franz Samelson for their suggestions and comments.