Personality and Individual Differences
Otros Autores: Zuffianò, A.; Alessandri, G.; Pastorelli, C.; Milioni, M.; Ceravolo, R.; Caprara, M.G.; Caprara, G.V
(Disponible solo en inglés:) The present study examined the longitudinal relations between prosociality and self-esteem. Participants were 386 (50.3% males) middle adolescents (Mage = 15.6) assessed over a 10-year period until they entered into young adulthood (Mage = 25.7). First, multivariate latent curve analysis indicated that the developmental increase of prosociality was positively related to the parallel increase of self-esteem. Second, an autoregressive cross-lagged model revealed that the direct effect of prosociality on self-esteem was statistically significant but essentially negligible. These findings corroborated from a long-term longitudinal perspective previous studies highlighting the positive correlation between the development of prosociality and self-esteem, and pointed out to the need for further investigating the relation between the two constructs. The theoretical and practical implications of these results are discussed.
Como citar: Zuffianò, A., Alessandri, G., Luengo, B. P., Pastorelli, C., Milioni, M., Ceravolo, R., Caprara, M. G., Caprara, G. V. (2014). The relation between prosociality and self-esteem from middle-adolescence to young adulthood. Personality and Individual Differences, 63, 24-29. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2014.01.041