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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Helpfulness'

Helpfulness Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    helpfulness n
  1. the property of providing useful assistance
  2. friendliness evidence by a kindly and helpful disposition [syn: kindliness]
Helpfulness Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Helpful \Help"ful\, a. Furnishing help; giving aid; assistant; useful; salutary. Heavens make our presence and our practices Pleasant and helpful to him! --Shak. -- Help"ful*ly, adv. -- Help"ful*ness, n. --Milton.

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Helpfulness'

In social psychology, the everyday concept of helpfulness is really technically defined as (1) the property of providing useful assistance, and (2) friendliness evidenced by a kindly and helpful disposition .

For many years, social psychologists have been searching for answers to these questions:

Several theories of helping agree that, in the long run, helping behavior benefits the giver as well as the receiver. One explanation assumes that human interactions are guided by a "social economics". We exchange not only material goods and money but also social goods - love, services, information status (Foa & Foa, 1975). In doing so, we use a "minimax" strategy - minimize costs, maximize rewards.

Circumstances that inhibit or enhance helpfulness include:

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  • Carvajal: Ordeal
    MACTAN Cebu International Airport (MCIA) General Manager Nigel Paul Villarete’s assurance that GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corp. (GMCAC) “will convert the airport into a world class facility” is welcome news. But the question remains if airline companies will also ramp up the courtesy and helpfulness of their ground staff. Read more on this news related to 'Helpfulness'

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