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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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.
|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|
|Depositing User:||Ben Hine|
|Date Deposited:||20 May 2016 10:37|
|Last Modified:||20 Mar 2017 14:27|
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