Identifying the male prosocial niche: the gendertyping of prosocial behaviour across childhood and adolescence

Hine, Benjamin A. (2017) Identifying the male prosocial niche: the gendertyping of prosocial behaviour across childhood and adolescence. The European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 14 (2). pp. 206-220. ISSN 1740-5629

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Abstract

Across childhood and adolescence prosocial behaviour is consistently female-typed. This is in contrast to patterns in adulthood suggesting that some prosocial behaviour, congruent with the male gender role, is distinctly male-typed. This study investigated the gender-typing of prosocial behaviour in children and adolescents aged 9–19 years. 1189 participants rated 24 prosocial items on a 5-point masculinity/femininity scale. Exploratory factor analysis revealed a distinct subset of seven behaviours, characterised by masculine qualities that loaded onto a separate, masculine factor. Contrary to previous studies, these results suggest that male-typed prosocial behaviour, or a ‘male prosocial niche’, exists before adulthood.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2016 Taylor & Francis. This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in the European Journal of Developmental Psychology, available online at: https://doi.org/10.1080/17405629.2016.1186009.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Stereotypes, femininity, masculinity, gender differences, moral behaviour
Subjects: Psychology
Depositing User: Ben Hine
Date Deposited: 20 May 2016 10:37
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2017 17:32
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/2092

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