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Skalen der Einstellungsstruktur ehrenamtlicher Helfer
The SEEH are designed to measure the willingness to make voluntary contributions to non-profit organisations. The method is based on the empathy-altruism hypothesis (Batson, 1991). It consists of 23 items and eight scales that correspond to the two superordinate dimensions "Self-serving orientation" and "Self-serving orientation" (6 subscales of 3 items each, exception: social influence with 2 items) and "Altruistic orientation" (2 subscales of 3 items each). Reliability: For the individual scales, internal consistencies in the range of alpha = .71-.85 could be demonstrated in three studies (exception: scale of occupational equalisation: alpha = .52-.60). Validity: The factorial validity of the questionnaire could be consistently proven in three studies. Both the eight scales and their charges on the two superordinate dimensions were confirmed. This also confirmed the construct validity of the scales. There were zero correlations between SEEH and social desirability. The construct validity is further supported by expected and found systematic correlations with the age of the respondents and with the type of organisation for which the voluntary work is carried out. The overlaps in content with other questionnaires for recording attitudes towards voluntary work also speak for the plausibility of the procedure. With a previous version of the SEEH scales Social Responsibility, Career and Political Responsibility, further results were found that confirm the criterion-related validity of the scales.
Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID). (2019). Open Test Archive: SEEH. Skalen der Einstellungsstruktur ehrenamtlicher Helfer. Available at: https://www.testarchiv.eu/en/test/9005839
Bierhoff, H.-W., Schülken, T. & Hoof, M. (2012). SEEH. Skalen der Einstellungsstruktur ehrenamtlicher Helfer [Verfahrensdokumentation und Fragebogen]. In Leibniz-Institut für Psychologie (ZPID) (Hrsg.), Open Test Archive. Trier: ZPID.
Short Name SEEH
English Name Scales of the Attitude Structure of Volunteers
Authors Bierhoff, H.-W., Schülken, T., Hoof, M.
Published in Test archive 2012
Copyright/Licence Copyright Authors; CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0
Key words Volunteers, Nonprofit Organizations, Social Behavior, Responsibility, Self-Esteem, Altruism
Language versions deu
Construct Empathy-Altruism Hypothesis (Batson, 1991)
Application age Adults
Item number 23 or 26 items
Subscales Self-serving orientation (6 subscales), Altruistic orientation (2 subscales)
Application Time 5-10 Min.
Interpretation time No information.
Internal consistency: Cronbach's Alpha = .52-.85.
Findings on construct and criterion validity.
None; Reference data: Means and standard deviations
Applications Personnel selection, Organizational development
There is no abstract in English available. Short information about the measure can be found under Overview. More can be found on the German pages.
There is no review in English available. Short information about the measure can be found under Overview. More can be found on the German pages.
First published in
Bierhoff, H.-W., Schülken, T. & Hoof, M. (2007). Skalen der Einstellungsstruktur ehrenamtlicher Helfer (SEEH). Zeitschrift für Personalpsychologie, 6 (1), 12-27.
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Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Bierhoff, Emeritus, Fakultät für Psychologie, Sozialpsychologie, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universitätsstraße 150, D-44801 Bochum