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Integrative emotion regulation predicts adolescents' prosocial behavior through the mediation of empathy
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, Department of Counseling and Human Development, Israel ; , , Department of Education, Israel

Learning and Instruction Volume 50, Number 1, ISSN 0959-4752 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

The ability to regulate emotion plays a key role in the development of prosocial behavior. This study uses the self-determination theory conceptualization of emotion regulation to explore whether children's emotion regulation styles differentially predict their prosocial behavior in class. For the study, 240 sixth and seventh grade Israeli students and their teachers responded to self-report measures. The results of structural equation modeling showed integrative emotion regulation predicts student prosocial behavior, both directly and through the mediation of empathy towards classmates. These findings suggest integrative emotion regulation can play an important role in promoting children's psychosocial adjustment in class.

Citation

Benita, M., Levkovitz, T. & Roth, G. (2017). Integrative emotion regulation predicts adolescents' prosocial behavior through the mediation of empathy. Learning and Instruction, 50(1), 14-20. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved May 13, 2021 from .

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Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.learninstruc.2016.11.004

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