ERIC Number: EJ1147176
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Longitudinal Relations among Positivity, Perceived Positive School Climate, and Prosocial Behavior in Colombian Adolescents
Luengo Kanacri, Bernadette P.; Eisenberg, Nancy; Thartori, Eriona; Pastorelli, Concetta; Uribe Tirado, Liliana M.; Gerbino, Maria; Caprara, Gian V.
Child Development, v88 n4 p1100-1114 Jul-Aug 2017
Bidirectional relations among adolescents' positivity, perceived positive school climate, and prosocial behavior were examined in Colombian youth. Also, the role of a positive school climate in mediating the relation of positivity to prosocial behaviors was tested. Adolescents (N = 151; M[subscript age] of child in Wave 1 = 12.68, SD = 1.06; 58.9% male) and their parents (N = 127) provided data in two waves (9 months apart). A model of bidirectional relations between positivity and perceived positive school climate emerged. In addition, adolescents with higher levels of perceived positive school climate at age 12 showed higher levels of prosocial behaviors in the following year. Positive school climate related positivity to adolescents' prosocial behavior over time.
Descriptors: Adolescents, Educational Environment, Positive Attitudes, Prosocial Behavior, Correlation, Foreign Countries, Parents, Attitude Measures, Age Differences, Longitudinal Studies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Colombia