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ERIC Number: EJ1000945
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0256-2928
Assessment of Prosocial-Altruistic Behavior of Members and Non-Members of the Scout Movement
Ruiz-Olivares, Rosario; Pino, M. Jose; Herruzo, Javier
European Journal of Psychology of Education, v28 n2 p189-199 Jun 2013
The aim of this study is to evaluate the differences in prosocial altruistic behavior between children and young students who belong to the scout movement and those who do not belong to this or any other similar movement. The prosocial altruistic behavior has been assessed with questionnaires for the school: self-evaluation, teacher, classmate, and parents. By means of a prospective design of case-control, every "scout" has been compared with another "non-scout" matched in variables like age; number of siblings; whether he/she is the oldest, the youngest, etc.; sex; the order between the siblings; if the mother works inside or outside the home; and if he/she lives with his/her two parents. The results show that significant differences exist between one group and another in the questionnaires of self-evaluation, for the teacher and for the classmate. It seems that children and young people who are scout members are better assessed than the "non-scouts" in prosocial altruistic behavior.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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