Capitalism and compassion: a test of Milbrath's environmental theory

Ray, JJ and Najman, JM (1988) Capitalism and compassion: a test of Milbrath's environmental theory. Personality and Individual Differences, 9 2: 431-433. doi:10.1016/0191-8869(88)90111-0


Author Ray, JJ
Najman, JM
Title Capitalism and compassion: a test of Milbrath's environmental theory
Journal name Personality and Individual Differences   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0191-8869
Publication date 1988-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0191-8869(88)90111-0
Volume 9
Issue 2
Start page 431
End page 433
Total pages 3
Language eng
Subject 2734 Pathology and Forensic Medicine
3200 Psychology
3207 Social Psychology
Abstract From his observations of environmentalists Milbrath extracts the generalization that there is something inimical between capitalism and compassion. This was tested by applying scales of altruistic compassion and materialistic achievement motivation to supporters of three political parties in Queensland, Australia: a Leftist party, a moderate Conservative party and a Rightist party much given to advocating capitalism. Voters for the Rightist and Leftist parties showed a difference in compassion of only borderline significance. It is concluded that there are many roads to compassion, capitalism not excepted.
Q-Index Code C1
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