Sociocognitive self-regulatory mechanisms governing transgressive behavior.

  title={Sociocognitive self-regulatory mechanisms governing transgressive behavior.},
  author={A. Bandura and Gian Vittorio Caprara and Claudio Barbaranelli and Concetta Pastorelli and Camillo Regalia},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={80 1},
This longitudinal research examined a structural model of the self-regulatory mechanisms governing transgressive conduct. Perceived academic and self-regulatory efficacy concurrently and longitudinally deterred transgressiveness both directly and by fostering prosocialness and adherence to moral self-sanctions for harmful conduct. The impact of perceived social self-efficacy was mediated through prosocialness. Moral disengagement and prosocialness affected transgressiveness through the… 

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