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Avoiding antisocial behavior among adolescents : The positive influence of classmates’ prosocial behavior

Hofmann, Verena ; Müller, Christoph Michael

In: Journal of Adolescence, 2018, vol. 68, p. 136-145

Introduction. Prior research has shown that classmates’ behavior serves as a descriptive norm for adolescents’ individual behavior. While earlier studies primarily focused on negative peer influence, classmates’ prosocial behavior might be associated with positive individual development. We hypothesized more classroom-level prosocial behavior predicts a lower likelihood of future antisocial...