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Title:Prosocial development in the context of organized youth activities
Author(s):Kenzer, Andrea
Advisor(s):Larson, Reed W.
Department / Program:Human & Community Development
Discipline:Human & Community Development
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Organized Youth Activities
Youth Development
Prosocial Reasoning
Prosocial Behavior
Social Roles
Abstract:The purpose of this study was to determine the types of prosocial behaviors youth engage in within organized youth activities, and determine if these behaviors are related to developing increased prosocial reasoning and behavior in other contexts of their lives. A sample of youth participating in a longitudinal study of organized youth activities were interviewed about their experiences within youth programs and these responses were utilized to determine what types of prosocial behavior youth engage in within their organized activity, and how this behavior influenced their prosocial attitudes and behaviors both within the activity and in other contexts of their lives. Results suggest that youth take on a number of prosocial roles within organized youth activities, and they perceive that these roles are related to thinking and behaving more prosocially with peers and others.
Issue Date:2014-09-16
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 Andrea Kenzer
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-09-16
Date Deposited:2014-08

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