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Psychological profile of potential organ donors and non-organ donors

Psychological profile of potential organ donors and non-organ donors

Psicothema 19(3): 440-445

The aim of this research was to analyse the psychological profile of potential organ donors and potential non-organ donors, from a sample of people with qualifications lower than a Bachelor's degree. The variables examined were prosocial behaviour, the scales of the Constructive Thinking Inventory, and the dimensions of personality of the Big-Five Questionnaire. The results show that non-organ donors have a lower score in prosocial behaviour, are less efficient in their actions, with a tendency for less thought before acting, and they tend to be prejudiced. The results also reveal that this group has lower degrees of cooperation and empathy. They tend to be less reflective, less scrupulous, less willing to persevere in their actions, less interested in culture, and less open to new ideas and values. The above results are discussed, bearing in mind the utility of this knowledge to professionals dedicated to organ donation.

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