PRO-SOCIAL BEHAVIORS AND IDENTITY STATUSES AMONG ADOLESCENT STUDENTS, ADDIS ABABA ETHIOPIA


Sewasew Tsehay Daniel, Missaye Mulatie Mengstie, George Kannaiah Sellakumar, G.A. Begashaw

Abstract


Abstract

Introduction- The purpose of this study was to investigate prosocial behavior and identity status of adolescent students in Secondary and Preparatory School.

Methods- A self report questionnaire was used to collect date from 137 adolescent students using simple random sampling. Quantitative analyses (both descriptive and inferential statistical) were used to analyze the obtained data.

 

Results- The study shows that most students did not achieve their identity. As compared to male students, female students participated more in overall prosocial behavior. More specifically, female students reported higher involvement in emotional, altruism, anonymous and public prosocial behaviors. There was significant mean difference in prosocial behaviors involvements among students categorized under foreclosure, moratorium, and diffusion and achievement identity statuses. Identity foreclosed students reported highest involvement in emotional, dire, compliant, and public prosocial behaviors. Besides, students who have achieved their identity reported more involvement in altruism and anonymous types of prosocial behaviors. However, students with identity diffusion reported least involvement in all forms of prosocial behaviors.

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PRO-SOCIAL BEHAVIORS AND IDENTITY STATUSES AMONG ADOLESCENT STUDENTS, ADDIS ABABA ETHIOPIA

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01-01-2014

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Innovare Journal of Social Sciences
Vol 2 Issue 1 2014 (January-March) Page: 21-26

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2347-5544

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Sewasew Tsehay Daniel
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia
Ethiopia

Missaye Mulatie Mengstie
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia
Ethiopia

George Kannaiah Sellakumar
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia
Ethiopia

G.A. Begashaw
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia
Ethiopia


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