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Answered By: Iris Carroll
Last Updated: Jun 29, 2016     Views: 75

Starting at the library's home page, I clicked Articles & Databases, then EBSCO Databases, where I did an Advanced Search. I entered "prosocial behavior" in the first box (with the quotation marks) and selected "SU Subject Terms" to the right. I entered "gender differences" in the second box and again selected "SU Subject Terms". That search resulted in 145 hits. I hope they may be helpful. You may also refine your search by checking Scholarly Journals.

I accidentally stumbled on an article that might work, though not with the above search because this article has a subject term of "prosocial behavior" but not "gender differences." Just type the title of the article in EBSCO databases--"The Culture of Courteous Behavior in a Large City." It's a study of people opening subway doors for one another in Russia and Budapest. 

I also  tried a search of subject terms courtesy and "gender differences" and found "A Toast for the Host? The Male Perspective on Gifts that Say Thank You." That may work for you. 

I changed the word courtesy in the previous search to etiquette and found a 10-year-old article called "Bosses Behaving Badly." It has a section titled "Do business etiquette rules differ for men and women?" that even mentions opening doors, but it is not a scholarly journal.

I then moved to Gale Databases, where I discovered the subject term Gale uses instead of "prosocial behavior" is "helping behavior." You can do a subject search of "helping behavior" alone or try some advanced searches including the other terms we used in EBSCO. One article, "Gender-related patterns of helping among friends" had only an abstract, but by clicking Check MJC Availability, I found the article is also available in EBSCO's Academic Search Premier, so you can search for it by title in the EBSCO database link we began with. 

I hope one or more of these articles will work for you.  

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