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Coronel, Claudia Paola; Levin, Mariel; Mejail, Sergio – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2011
Introduction: Adolescence is a stage in the life cycle where social abilities are a crucial factor in social adjustment. Prosocial behaviour contributes to the development of self-esteem and psychological well-being. Method: The aim of this study was to analyze and compare social abilities in adolescents of low and high socioeconomic status, from…
Descriptors: Socialization, Socioeconomic Status, Adolescents, Social Adjustment
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Mclouglin, Caven S. – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2009
Introduction: Most approaches to reducing the socially inappropriate behavior of adolescents target the individual rather than a group. Evidence suggests greater efficiency and longlasting effects may be achieved when groups of peers work together to make meaningful contributions to their communities through service learning projects. In the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Youth, Alienation, Negative Attitudes