Trajectories of prosocial behaviors conducive to civic outcomes during the transition to adulthood: The predictive role of family dynamics

Luengo Kanacri, Bernadette P. and Pastorelli, Concetta and Zuffianò, Antonio and Eisenberg, Nancy and Ceravolo, Rosalba and Caprara, Gian Vittorio (2014) Trajectories of prosocial behaviors conducive to civic outcomes during the transition to adulthood: The predictive role of family dynamics. Journal of Adolescence, 37 (8). pp. 1529-1539. ISSN 01401971

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Abstract

The current study explored the prediction of civic engagement by diverse trajectories of prosocial behaviors as well family dynamics (i.e., filial self-efficacy and relational parent-child support) across four times of assessment (from age 16-17 to age 22-23) during the transition to adulthood. Three different trajectories of prosocial behaviors were identified for 686 Italian youths: high-increasing (18%), medium-stable (48%), and low-stable (34%). An increasing pattern of change in prosocial behaviors was predicted by filial self-efficacy at age 16-17, which in turn mediated longitudinal relations to civic engagement and civic values at age 22-23. Results highlighted that during the transition to adulthood youths' beliefs about their ability to negotiate with their parents without losing autonomy and relatedness are relevant in promoting prosocial behaviors and civic involvement, especially in the context of Mediterranean countries.

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Additional Information and Comments: “NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Adolescence. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Adolescence, [VOL 37, ISSUE 8, (2014)] DOI#10.1016/j.adolescence.2014.07.002¨
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Science > Psychology
Depositing User: Antonio Zuffiano
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2016 09:05
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2017 00:58
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/983

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