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Title: Predictors of prosocial behavior among Chinese high school students in Hong Kong
Authors: Siu, MHA 
Shek, DTL 
Lai, FHY
Keywords: Adolescent
Morality
Health survey
Questionnaires
Social psychology
Sex difference
Hong Kong
Humans
Adolescent behavior
Antisocial behavior
Prosocial behavior
Social behavior
Child behavior
Issue Date: 7-Nov-2011
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Source: The scientific world journal, 2012, v. 2012, 489156, p. 1-7 How to cite?
Journal: The scientific world journal 
Abstract: This study examined the correlates and predictors of prosocial behavior among Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong. A sample of 518 high school students responded to a questionnaire containing measures of antisocial and prosocial behavior, prosocial norms, pragmatic values, moral reasoning, and empathy. Preliminary analyses showed that there were gender differences in some of the measures. While correlation analyses showed that parental education, prosocial norms, pragmatic values, moral reasoning, and empathy were related to prosocial behavior, regression analyses showed that prosocial norms, pragmatic values, and empathy dimensions (personal distress and empathy) were key predictors of it. The findings are largely consistent with theoretical predictions and previous research findings, other than the negative relationship between personal distress and prosocial behavior. The study also underscores the importance of values and norms in predicting prosocial behavior, which has been largely neglected in previous studies.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/5870
ISSN: 2356-6140
EISSN: 1537-744X
DOI: 10.1100/2012/489156
Rights: Copyright © 2012 Andrew M. H. Siu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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