Gender and Prosocial Values During Adolescence: A Research Note

@article{Beutel2004GenderAP,
  title={Gender and Prosocial Values During Adolescence: A Research Note},
  author={Ann M. Beutel and Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson},
  journal={The Sociological Quarterly},
  year={2004},
  volume={45},
  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… 
Beyond the Damsel in Distress: Gender Differences and Similarities in Enacting Prosocial Behavior
We examine gender differences and similarities in prosocial behavior from the vantage point of social role theory. According to this perspective, the gendered division of labor leads to gender roles,
Predicting Prosociality Among Urban Adolescents
Prosociality, conceptualized as a willingness to help, to be fair, and to be friendly to others, is essential to the maintenance of a civil society and has been linked with multiple measures of
Investigating the developing relationship between gender and prosocial behaviour
This thesis reports a programme of research which explored the gender-typing of prosocial behaviour by children and adolescents aged sixto eighteen-years old. In Study 1, children rated whether they
Sociodemographic characteristics and value orientations in adolescence
This paper analyses the value orientations of 437 grammar and vocational school students (243 female; 55.6%), and examines gender and age effects on their value orientations. The study included
Self-Efficacy and Future Adult Roles: Gender Differences in Adolescents’ Perceptions
While previous studies have examined perceptions of self-efficacy, relatively few have focused upon how such perceptions develop during the adolescent years. Using a national sample of high school
A Latent Growth Curve Analysis of Prosocial Behavior Among Rural Adolescents
The present study was designed to investigate stability and changes in prosocial behavior and the parent and peer correlates of prosocial behavior in rural adolescents. Participants were from a
Examining the Link Between Stress Events and Prosocial Behavior in Adolescents
Scholarship regarding adolescent resilience has typically defined resilience as the absence of negative outcomes rather than the existence of positive outcomes. This study drew on the challenge model
Who is Likely to Help and Hurt? Profiles of African American Adolescents with Prosocial and Aggressive Behavior
TLDR
Findings suggest that prevention programs may consider targeting well-adjusted youth to serve as peer modes and programs that promote empathy, anger management, ethnic identity, and normative beliefs against aggression may be useful for reducing aggression and increasing prosocial behavior among poorly adjusted youth.
Youth, prosociality, and child welfare: an investigation of positive peer influence and youth prosocial behavior in group home care
  • G. Osei
  • Developmental Child Welfare
  • 2021
Only a limited number of studies have investigated the association between positive peer influence and youth prosocial behavior in child welfare. None of such studies has been completed in group home
Gender Differences in the Effects of Teen Employment upon Adolescents' Educational and Occupational Aspirations
Abstract Purpose This study examines the relative influence of adolescent job characteristics upon girls’ and boys’ educational and occupational aspirations. Design/methodology/approach Using
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 37 REFERENCES
Early Adolescence and Prosocial/Moral Behavior I:
In this introductory article, the purpose of the special issue on prosocial and moral development during early adolescence is presented. This issue is the first of two special issues and focuses on
Gender influencers on work values of black adolescents.
Work values and key influencers of a sample of black male and female adolescents were examined. Results indicated that boys and girls valued both the intrinsic and extrinsic rewards of work; however,
Gender stratification and mental health: An exploration of dimensions of the self
Recent evidence, showing that gender differences in depression and antisocial behavior originate in early adolescence, points to the importance of socialization and dimensions of the self in
Change in Job Values During the Transition to Adulthood
This panel study of young people in the United States addresses a set of interrelated questions on how job values change during the transition to adulthood, including whether the gender differences
Links between race/ethnicity and cultural values as mediated by racial/ethnic identity and moderated by gender.
TLDR
Person of color scored higher than Anglos on racial/ethnic identity, which in turn was a positive predictor of all 3 cultural values, and collectivism and familism were positively correlated.
Bridging the racial divide in the United States : The effect of gender
Using data for national samples of high school seniors between 1976 and 1992, we examine gender differences in racial attitudes in the United States We find an important effect of gender on social
Racial and Ethnic Variations in Gender-Related Attitudes
Research on how gender-related attitudes vary across racial/ethnic groups has produced contradictory results, depending upon the type of attitudes addressed. In this chapter, I review the literature
Moving into adolescence: The impact of pubertal change and school context.
From the sociological point of view, adolescence traditionally has been described as a period of physical maturity and social immaturity. Adolescents reach physical adulthood before they are capable
CONSTRUCTING GENDER:
This article explores the meanings of manhood as articulated by Afro-American men (N = 32). Conceptualization and Q-sort methods are used to examine (1) men's construction of manhood and (2) men's
Internalized Values as Motivators of Altruism
For us, altruism refers to self-sacrificial acts intended to benefit others regardless of material or social outcomes for the actor. Crucial to this definition is an emphasis on the actor’s
...
1
2
3
4
...