Academic Studies

 

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  • Shaker, Genevieve G.; Nathan, Sarah K. (Wiley, 2017)
    Since their earliest days, the U.S. higher education institutions have relied on philanthropic support to achieve their missions. What began as incidental is now a highly organized process of fundraising that accounts for ...
  • Shaker, Genevieve G.; Christensen, Robert K.; Bergdoll, Jonathan (Wiley, 2017)
    Many US employees are regularly asked to give charitable donations through work. The techniques used to solicit workplace donations vary. Drawing on a nationally representative survey, the study used a sample of donor ...
  • Ma, Ji; DeDeo, Simon (Elsevier, 2017-10-31)
    In response to failures of central planning, the Chinese government has experimented not only with free-market trade zones, but with allowing non-profit foundations to operate in a decentralized fashion. A network study ...
  • Ma, Ji; Wang, Qun; Dong, Chao; Li, Huafang (Nature Publishing group, 2017-07-25)
    This paper provides technical details and user guidance on the Research Infrastructure of Chinese Foundations (RICF), a database of Chinese foundations, civil society, and social development in general. The structure of ...
  • Konrath, Sara; Handy, Femida (Sage, 2017)
    In this article, we develop and validate a comprehensive self-report scale of why people make charitable donations, relying on a theoretical model of private versus public benefits to donors. In Study 1, we administered ...
  • Osili, Una O.; Ackerman, Jacqueline; Kong, Chin Hua; Light, Robert P.; Börner, Katy (PLoS, 2017-05-26)
    The Million Dollar List (MDL, online at http://www.milliondollarlist.org) is a compilation of publicly announced charitable donations of $1 million or more from across the United States since 2000; as of December 2016, the ...
  • Qu, Heng; Osili, Una (Sage, 2017)
    This study investigates program-related investments (PRIs), which are mechanisms that foundations can use to achieve charitable purposes while generating moderate financial returns. There is a growing interest in PRIs and ...
  • Konrath, Sara H.; Tian, Yuan (2017)
    There are many motivations for prosocial behavior, some more altruistic and some more egoistic. We posit that more narcissistic people may perform prosocial acts strategically, for example, to improve their reputations or ...
  • Rooney, Patrick; Hayat, Amir; Kramarek, Michal; Wang, Xiaoyun (2014-07-10)
    The estate tax plays an important and controversial role in many aspects of our society. This paper focuses on one of the more important and more controversial aspects of the estate tax. Namely, we examine the relationships ...
  • Chopik, William J.; O'Brien, Ed; Konrath, Sara H. (Sage, 2017-01)
    Cultural practices socialize people to relate to others in different ways. One critical way in which these interpersonal bonds are formed and maintained is via empathy, our emotional reactivity toward others’ experiences. ...
  • Nathan, Sarah K.; Tempel, Eugene R. (2017)
    Who are fundraisers today? How and why do individuals become fundraisers? And, what is the situation with fundraisers in the various nonprofit subsectors? Fundraisers in the 21st Century provides fresh insight into ...
  • Bach, Rachel; Defever, Andrew M.; Chopik, William J.; Konrath, Sara H. (Elsevier, 2016)
    Empathy is often studied at the individual level, but little is known about variation in empathy across geographic regions and how this variation is associated with important regional-level outcomes. The present study ...
  • Bekkers, René; Konrath, Sara H.; Smith, David H. (2016)
    We review research on physiological correlates of volunteering, a neglected but promising research field. Some of these correlates seem to be causal factors influencing volunteering. Volunteers tend to have better physical ...
  • Shaker, Genevieve G.; Borden, Victor M. H.; Kienker, Brittany L. (Sage, 2016-02)
    The phenomenon of workplace giving is underexamined in the scholarly literature; philanthropic gifts by employees to their nonprofit employers have received less attention within national and transnational contexts. This ...
  • Konrath, Sara H.; Ho, Meng-Han; Zarins, Sasha (Springer, 2016-06)
    Across three studies, we examined the relationship between narcissism, prosocial behaviors, and the reasons why people engaged in them. Specifically, we examined how narcissistic people engaged in charitable donations, ...
  • Konrath, Sara H.; Cheung, Irene (2013-02)
    We review two subjective (mis)perceptions that influence revenge and forgiveness systems. Individual differences predict more (e.g., narcissism) or less (e.g., empathy) revenge, with the opposite pattern for forgiveness. ...
  • Cascio, Christopher N.; Konrath, Sara H.; Falk, Emily B. (2015-03-10)
    Narcissism is a complex phenomenon, involving a level of defensive self-enhancement. Narcissists have avoidant attachment styles, maintain distance in relationships and claim not to need others. However, they are especially ...
  • Konrath, Sara H.; Bonadonna, John P. (2014)
    Narcissism is a personality trait that is characterized by excessively high self-esteem in combination with low empathy. Since the development of sound instruments to measure the narcissistic personality in the 1970s, ...
  • Konrath, Sara H. (2014)
    The purpose of this chapter is to summarize changes in personality traits that have co-occurred with the rise of new social media, and to evaluate the plausibility of the hypothesis that new social media are a partial ...
  • Konrath, Sara H.; Bonadonna, John P. (2014)
    Narcissism is a personality trait that is characterized by excessively positive self-views and low empathy. It is a complex constellation consisting of mostly positive individual correlates and mostly negative social ...

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