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.V., Eisenberg, N., & Steca, P. (2009). Reciprocal Relations Among Self-Efficacy Beliefs and Prosociality Across Time. JOURNAL OF PERSONALITY, 77(4), 1229-1259.
|Citazione:||Alessandri, G., Caprara, G.V., Eisenberg, N., & Steca, P. (2009). Reciprocal Relations Among Self-Efficacy Beliefs and Prosociality Across Time. JOURNAL OF PERSONALITY, 77(4), 1229-1259.|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Titolo:||Reciprocal Relations Among Self-Efficacy Beliefs and Prosociality Across Time|
|Autori:||Alessandri, G; Caprara, GV; Eisenberg, N; Steca, P|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Rivista:||JOURNAL OF PERSONALITY|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6494.2009.00580.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|