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Main Title: The Development of Prosocial Behavior and Cognitions in German Children
Author(s): Eisenberg, Nancy
Boehnke, Klaus
Schuhler, Petra
Silbereisen, Rainer K.
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: The development of German children's moral reasoning about prosocial conflicts, and the interrelations of moral reasoning and prosocial behavior were examined. Hedonistic reasoning decreased in usage from the preschool years to fourth grade; direct reciprocity, needs-oriented, approval/ interpersonal, and reasoning involving references to others' humanness increased with age. The pattern of development was strikingly similar to that of an American sample of the same age. However, German children used more direct reciprocity and less stereotypic reasoning than did American children. As has been found for American children, sharing behavior but not helping was related to level of moral judgment. The results are discussed in relation to theory and the existing research concerning prosocial development in America.
Issue Date: 1985
Date Available: 8-Jan-2019
DDC Class: 150 Psychologie
390 Bräuche, Etikette, Folklore
Subject(s): children
comparative study
prosocial conflict
prosocial development
moral reasoning
Journal Title: Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publisher Place: Washington, DC
Volume: 16
Issue: 1
Publisher DOI: 10.1177/0022002185016001006
Page Start: 69
Page End: 82
EISSN: 1552-5422
ISSN: 0022-0221
Notes: Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich.
This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.
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