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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence 8/2022

27-04-2022 | Empirical Research

Prosocial Behavior and Aggression in the Daily School Lives of Early Adolescents

Auteurs: Reout Arbel, Dominique F. Maciejewski, Mor Ben-Yehuda, Sandra Shnaider, Bar Benari, Moti Benita

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence | Uitgave 8/2022

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Abstract

Research has not adequately addressed a possible mutual co-regulatory influence of prosocial and aggressive behaviors in adolescents’ daily lives. This study explored bidirectional within-person associations between prosocial and aggressive behaviors in the daily school lives of early adolescents. The sample included 242 sixth-graders [Mage = 11.96 (SD = 0.18), 50% girls] and their teachers. Adolescents reported on daily prosocial behavior and reactive and proactive aggression for ten consecutive days. Teachers and adolescents reported on adolescents’ overall prosocial behaviors. Across-day prosocial behaviors increased after days when adolescents exhibited more reactive aggression but not among self-reported low-prosocial adolescents. Increased prosocial behaviors did not mitigate aggression the next day. The findings suggest prosocial behaviors are a plausible compensatory strategy after daily aggressive reactions.
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In accordance with ethical considerations, the study did not ask students about family income or parental education
 
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Parallel models used proactive aggression as a continuous variable. These models appear in the supplemental materials. Results were identical to those for models with proactive aggression as a dichotomous variable.
 
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Though not the focus, the study tested for possible sex differences in the frequency of the daily behaviors. Results are summarized in the supplementary materials.
 
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Metagegevens
Titel
Prosocial Behavior and Aggression in the Daily School Lives of Early Adolescents
Auteurs
Reout Arbel
Dominique F. Maciejewski
Mor Ben-Yehuda
Sandra Shnaider
Bar Benari
Moti Benita
Publicatiedatum
27-04-2022
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Youth and Adolescence / Uitgave 8/2022
Print ISSN: 0047-2891
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-6601
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-022-01616-2