Investigation into Chinese Adolescents’ Prosocial Behavior Tendencies
Keywords:Prosocial Behaviors; Chinese Adolescents; Investigation.
This investigation focuses on Chinese adolescents’ prosocial behavior tendencies current days. In order to fulfill the mission, the Prosocial Tendencies Measure (PTM) is adopted to investigate 206 adolescents from different regions and fields in China. With the assistance of SPSS 17.0, the data revealed that there were higher prosocial tendencies among Chinese adolescents in the case of different genders, family types, and with/without siblings.
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