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The protective role of prosocial behaviors on antisocial behaviors: The mediating effects of deviant peer affiliation

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Adolescence, June 2014
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Title
The protective role of prosocial behaviors on antisocial behaviors: The mediating effects of deviant peer affiliation
Published in
Journal of Adolescence, June 2014
DOI 10.1016/j.adolescence.2014.02.009
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Authors

Gustavo Carlo, Maria Vicenta Mestre, Meredith M. McGinley, Ana Tur-Porcar, Paula Samper, Deanna Opal

Abstract

Prosocial behaviors, actions intended to help others, may serve a protective function against association with deviant peers and subsequent delinquent and antisocial behaviors. The present study examined the relations among specific types of prosocial behaviors, deviant peer affiliation, and delinquent and aggressive behaviors. Six hundred and sixty-six adolescents (46% girls; M age = 15.33, SD = .47) from Valencia, Spain completed questionnaires of prosocial behaviors, affiliation with deviant peers, antisocial behaviors, and aggression. Results showed that antisocial behaviors were negatively related only to specific forms of prosocial behaviors. Further analyses showed that deviant peer affiliation mediated the relations between compliant prosocial behavior and delinquency and aggression. Although altruism was not directly related to delinquency and aggression, it was indirectly linked to the behaviors via deviant peer affiliation. Discussion focuses on the relevance of specific forms of prosocial behaviors to antisocial behaviors and the risk of deviant peers for prosocial youth.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Malaysia 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Unknown 87 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 21 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 12 13%
Lecturer 12 13%
Student > Bachelor 8 9%
Other 15 17%
Unknown 6 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 57 64%
Social Sciences 15 17%
Business, Management and Accounting 5 6%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 1%
Computer Science 1 1%
Other 2 2%
Unknown 8 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 24. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 September 2014.
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#813,931
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Outputs from Journal of Adolescence
#90
of 1,119 outputs
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#14,249
of 223,659 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Adolescence
#1
of 12 outputs
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