Slovak Journal for Educational Sciences / Slovenský časopis pre pedagogické vedy

Kar, Sasmita: Pro social tendency among adolescents: An exploratory study


Abstract: Prior researches on pro social behaviour have usually tried to assess pro social behaviour on two major contexts viz. pro social behaviour shown globally and situation specific pro social behaviour. On the basis of literature review, it is also seen that researchers have identified four types of pro social behaviour: altruistic pro social behaviour, compliant pro social behaviour, emotional pro social behaviour and public pro social behaviour. Whether concerned with types or with pro sociality, studies have shown individual differences in the pro social behaviour of adolescents. This paper attempts to find out if gender, religion or locality has any influence on the pro social tendency among adolescent students. Results of the study reveal that gender and locality significantly influence the pro social behaviour of adolescents whereas religiosity has influence on their pro sociality. Adolescents irrespective of their religion show prosociality..

PEDAGOGIKA.SK, 2018, Vol. 9 (No 4: 196-205)

Key words: Pro social, Adolescents, Altruism, Empathy, Volunteering.

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