Prosociality During the Transition From Late Adolescence to Young Adulthood: The Role of Effortful Control and Ego-Resiliency

Alessandri, G. and Luengo Kanacri, B. P. and Eisenberg, N. and Zuffiano, A. and Milioni, M. and Vecchione, M. and Caprara, G. V. (2014) Prosociality During the Transition From Late Adolescence to Young Adulthood: The Role of Effortful Control and Ego-Resiliency. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40 (11). pp. 1451-1465. ISSN 0146-1672

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Abstract

The present prospective study examined the prediction of prosociality from effortful control and ego-resiliency from late adolescence to emerging adulthood. Participants were 476 young adults (239 males and 237 females) with a mean age of 16 years (SD = .81) at T1, 18 years (SD = .83) at T2, 20 years (SD = .79) at T3, 22 years (SD = .81) at T4, and 26 years (SD = .81) at T5. Controlling for the stability of the examined variables and the effect of potential confounding variables (i.e., sex, socioeconomic status [SES], and age), results supported a model in which a temperamental dimension, effortful control, positively predicted a specific behavioral tendency (i.e., prosociality) indirectly through mediation by a personality factor (i.e., ego-resiliency). Practical implications of the results are discussed in terms of the importance of early prevention efforts designed to enhance the capacity to cope effectively with emotional reactions and difficult situations.

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Additional Information and Comments: This is the author's post peer review version of an article, the final version of which is published in the Sage Publications journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, available at http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0146167214549321
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Science > Psychology
Depositing User: Antonio Zuffiano
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2017 10:16
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2017 10:16
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/973

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