CHILD PERSONALITY AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION: PROSOCIAL BEHAVIOR PROFILE

  • Efrain Duarte Briceño
  • Jorge Carlos Aguayo Chan
  • María de Lourdes Pinto Loria
  • Gabriel Jesús Rosado Che
Keywords: personality, childhood, violence, prosocial behavior, public school

Abstract

The present study aimed to develop a child's personality profile of prosocial behavior, as well as the profile development by sex. The study was of cross-sectional and descriptive type with a non-probabilistic sample. Six instruments were used: BAS 3 by Silva and Martorell (2001 ); Prosocial behavior questionnaire for parents and teachers by Weir and Duveen (1981); Scale criminal anti-social behavior by Seisdedos (2001); CABS by Wood, Michelson and Flynn (1978); Scale of Self Concept by Flores, Cortés, Estrada and Campos (2012) and EIS by Garaigordobil (2000). The participants were 89 6th grade students from two conurbated public schools of Merida, Yucatan. The brute data were transformed to z grades in order to obtain a  normal score distribution with a mean value M = 0. The study results indicate that the prosocial personality profile of the sample is low; regarding gender, it was found that female participants behaved more prosocially than males.

Author Biographies

Efrain Duarte Briceño

Facultad de Psicología Dirección: Km. 1 carretera Mérida-Tizimin. Cholul. C.P. 97306. Mérida, Yucatán, México

Jorge Carlos Aguayo Chan

Facultad de Psicología Dirección: Km. 1 carretera Mérida-Tizimin. Cholul. C.P. 97306. Mérida, Yucatán, México

María de Lourdes Pinto Loria

Facultad de Psicología Dirección: Km. 1 carretera Mérida-Tizimin. Cholul. C.P. 97306. Mérida, Yucatán, México

Gabriel Jesús Rosado Che

Facultad de Psicología Dirección: Km. 1 carretera Mérida-Tizimin. Cholul. C.P. 97306. Mérida, Yucatán, México

Published
2017-12-31