The present study examined the longitudinal relations between individuals' prosociality and their self-efficacy beliefs in regard to emotional regulation and responding empathically to others' needs. The participants were 244 females and 222 males with a mean age of 17 years (SD=1.5) at T1, 19 years (SD=1.4) at T2, and 21 years (SD=1.6) at T3. The findings corroborated the posited paths of relations assigning empathic self-efficacy a major role in predicting the level of individuals' prosociality. Empathic self-efficacy beliefs mediated the relations of regulative emotional self-efficacy beliefs to prosocial tendencies such as caring, sharing, helping, and empathic concern toward others. The posited conceptual model accounted for a significant portion of variance in prosociality and has implications for interventions designed to promote and sustain prosociality. © 2009, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Alessandri, G., Caprara, G., Eisenberg, N., Steca, P. (2009). Reciprocal relations among self-efficacy beliefs and prosociality across time. JOURNAL OF PERSONALITY, 77(4), 1229-1259 [10.1111/j.1467-6494.2009.00580.x].

Reciprocal relations among self-efficacy beliefs and prosociality across time

STECA, PATRIZIA
2009

Abstract

The present study examined the longitudinal relations between individuals' prosociality and their self-efficacy beliefs in regard to emotional regulation and responding empathically to others' needs. The participants were 244 females and 222 males with a mean age of 17 years (SD=1.5) at T1, 19 years (SD=1.4) at T2, and 21 years (SD=1.6) at T3. The findings corroborated the posited paths of relations assigning empathic self-efficacy a major role in predicting the level of individuals' prosociality. Empathic self-efficacy beliefs mediated the relations of regulative emotional self-efficacy beliefs to prosocial tendencies such as caring, sharing, helping, and empathic concern toward others. The posited conceptual model accounted for a significant portion of variance in prosociality and has implications for interventions designed to promote and sustain prosociality. © 2009, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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Self-Efficacy Beliefs, Prosociality
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Alessandri, G., Caprara, G., Eisenberg, N., Steca, P. (2009). Reciprocal relations among self-efficacy beliefs and prosociality across time. JOURNAL OF PERSONALITY, 77(4), 1229-1259 [10.1111/j.1467-6494.2009.00580.x].
Alessandri, G; Caprara, G; Eisenberg, N; Steca, P
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