Body Image and Altruism Behavior

  • Hamim Rosyidi Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Ampel Surabaya
Keywords: body image, altruism


This study aims to determine whether the meaning of body image in the behaviour of altruism. Subjects in this study amounted to 14 people, where the matter is taken in the UIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya. Each of the seven subjects faces the same conditions that depressed to bring up helping behaviour. But with different stimulants, wherein people being helped have characteristics different body image. The technique of collecting data using interviews and observation. Discussions in this study conducted with planned interviews and with a semi-structured interview technique, the researchers conducted interviews with the study subjects suitable material questions that have been prepared by the researchers, but it will appear different question when there is a satisfying answer. Observations carried out directly. The results showed that a body image is interpreted by the subject at the time the process will help. At that moment the subject does observation and assessment of body image in people who were helped. This self-evaluation was given body image that eventually became a confirmatory decision making to indicate whether or not subject to behave. It is assessed as for how convincing people that will be helped that the subject is observed from the shape of the face. Altruism is a desire to help others without thought of self-interest. From some of the subject's response is known that when help them people do it spontaneously, sincere intentions within the individual that is emerging without expecting a reward any worldly. But, it has been found that ability will make them altruistic. Assuming they are given the opportunity to help.


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Author Biography

Hamim Rosyidi, Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Ampel Surabaya

Prodi Psikologi Fakultas Psikologi dan Kesehatan

How to Cite
Rosyidi, H. (2018). Body Image and Altruism Behavior. Indonesian Psychological Research, 1(1), 29-42. Retrieved from