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ERIC Number: EJ602155
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Consistency and Development of Prosocial Dispositions: A Longitudinal Study.
Eisenberg, Nancy; Guthrie, Ivanna K.; Murphy, Bridget C.; Shepard, Stephanie A.; Cumberland, Amanda; Carol, Gustavo
Child Development, v70 n6 p1360-72 Nov-Dec 1999
Examined consistency in prosocial dispositions, using longitudinal data from preschool through early adulthood. Found that spontaneous prosocial behavior observed in preschools predicted actual prosocial behavior, other- and self-reported prosocial behavior, self-reported sympathy, and perspective taking in childhood to early adulthood. Prosocial behavior not expected to reflect an other- orientation did not predict later prosocial behavior or sympathy. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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