Cross-national evidences of a school-based universal program for promoting prosocial behaviors in peer interactions: Main theoretical communalities and local uniqueness

Luengo Kanacri, Bernadette Paula and Zuffianò, Antonio and Pastorelli, Concetta and Jimenez-Moya, Gloria and Uribe Tirado, Liliana and Thartori, Eriona and Gerbino, Maria and Cumsille, Patricio and Loreto Martínez, Maria (2019) Cross-national evidences of a school-based universal program for promoting prosocial behaviors in peer interactions: Main theoretical communalities and local uniqueness. International Journal of Psychology. ISSN 1464-066X

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of prosocial behavior against
aggression in a school-based universal intervention adapted in two different (non-Western)
countries, Colombia and Chile. Using a randomized pretest-posttest design (and controlling for
participants’ gender and parents’ level of education), current results highlighted different effects
of a similar program in both sites. First, the school-based universal program designed for
promoting prosocial behaviors in the peer context obtained a positive cross-national effect on
prosocial behavior rated by three informants (i.e., self, peer, and teacher reports). In Colombia
this effect was moderated by the initial level of prosociality of the participants and their level of
education. Mediational two waves model corroborated that the improvement on prosocial
behaviors in both countries (moderated in the case of Colombia) predicted significantly lower
level of physical aggression. Characteristics of the implementation considering different cultural
and historical backgrounds were discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information and Comments: This is the preprint version of an article accepted for publication in the International Journal of Psychology. © 2019 International Union of Psychological Science. This paper is not the copy of record and may not exactly replicate the final, authoritative version of the article. When published, the final version is available from https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ijop.12579
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Science > Psychology
Depositing User: Antonio Zuffiano
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2019 08:51
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2020 10:16
URI: https://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/2888

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