Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología
versão impressa ISSN 0120-0534
MESTRE, MARÍA VICENTA et al. REARING STYLES IN ADOLESCENCE: THEIR RELATION WITH PROSOCIAL BEHAVIOR. rev.latinoam.psicol. [online]. 2007, vol.39, n.2, pp. 211-225. ISSN 0120-0534.
The work shows two studies carried out with Spanish adolescents. The objective was to evaluate the relation between rearing styles, prosocial behaviour and empathy, aggressiveness, emotional instability and anger, from a double perspective. In one of these studies (N = 531), the rearing styles were evaluated by the mother and in the other one (N = 782) by the adolescents. The results indicate that prosocial behaviour is not well predicted by the mother's analysis of rearing style. A positive evaluation by the son or daughter, an interest and emotional support and coherence in the application of norms, constitutes the rearing style most related with empathy and with prosocial behaviour.
Palavras-chave : Prosocial behaviour; styles of rearing; personality; adolescente.