Gender and Prosocial Values During Adolescence: A Research Note

  title={Gender and Prosocial Values During Adolescence: A Research Note},
  author={Ann M. Beutel and Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson},
  journal={The Sociological Quarterly},
  pages={379 - 393}
To date, relatively little is known about the prosocial values of adolescents. Research has shown that females attach more importance to certain prosocial values than males do in late adolescence but has not considered whether this gender difference is evident across stages of adolescence and whether it varies by race. We examine values that focus on doing things for others, using data from a nationwide survey of 12- to 17-year-olds. We find that girls place more importance on these prosocial… 
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