Adapted Self-Report Altruism Scale


The Adapted Self-Report Altruism Scale measures the extent to which someone engages in behaviors that help others. It can be administered as a pre-test/post-test to determine if behaviors have changed.


Administration Method
Number of Questions
Creator(s) of Tool
P. C. Rushton (original), Peter Witt and Chris Boleman (adapted version) Year: 1981 (original), 2009 (adapted)
Scoring / Benchmarking
Score items as follows:

Never = 1
Once = 2
More than Once = 3
Often = 4
Very Often = 5

Add scores for each item together. Higher scores indicate more altruistic behavior. Highest possible score is 70; lowest possible score is 14.
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