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Title: Recognition for positive behavior as a critical youth development construct : conceptual bases and implications on youth service development
Authors: Law, BMF
Siu, MHA 
Shek, DTL 
Keywords: Adolescent
Adolescent behavior
Voluntary workers
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Source: The scientific world journal, 2012, v. 2012, 809578, p. 1-7 How to cite?
Journal: The scientific world journal 
Abstract: Recognition for positive behavior is an appropriate response of the social environment to elicit desirable external behavior among the youth. Such positive responses, rendered from various social systems, include tangible and intangible reinforcements. The following theories are used to explain the importance of recognizing positive behavior: operational conditioning, observational learning, self-determination, and humanistic perspective. In the current work, culturally and socially desirable behaviors are discussed in detail with reference to Chinese adolescents. Positive behavior recognition is especially important to adolescent development because it promotes identity formation as well as cultivates moral reasoning and social perspective thinking from various social systems. The significance of recognizing positive behavior is illustrated through the support, tutorage, invitation, and subsidy provided by Hong Kong’s social systems in recognition of adolescent volunteerism. The practical implications of positive behavior recognition on youth development programs are also discussed in this work.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/6069
ISSN: 2356-6140
EISSN: 1537-744X
DOI: 10.1100/2012/809578
Rights: Copyright © 2012 Ben M. F. Law 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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