Associations Between Friendship, Sympathy, and Prosocial Behavior Toward Friends
friend relationship, prosocial behavior, adolescent sympathy
The current study examined the associations between multiple aspects of the friend relationship (connection, companionship, psychological control) and global prosocial behavior toward friends. Participants included 467 early adolescents (M age of child = 13.32, SD = 1.05, 49% female, 69% European American), and data were collected at two time points, roughly 1 year apart. Structural equation modeling suggested that friend psychological control was negatively associated with prosocial behavior toward friends, while friend connection was positively associated (via adolescent sympathy). Discussion focuses on the friend relationship as an important inﬂuence on adolescent sympathy and prosocial behavior toward friends.
Original Publication Citation
Padilla-Walker, L. M., *Fraser, A. M., *Black, B. C., & Bean, R. (2015). Associations between friendship, sympathy, and prosocial behavior toward friends. Journal of Adolescence, 25, 28-35.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Padilla-Walker, Laura M.; Fraser, Ashley M.; Black, Brent B.; and Bean, Roy A., "Associations Between Friendship, Sympathy, and Prosocial Behavior Toward Friends" (2014). Faculty Publications. 4947.
Journal of Research on Adolescence
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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