La percepción de las redes de apoyo social y resultados prosociales entre Latino/a jóvenes en los estados Unidos de América

Translated title of the contribution: Perceived social support networks and prosocial outcomes among Latino/a youth in the United States

Maria Rosario T. de Guzman, Eunju Jung, K. Anh Do

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Abstract

This study examines Latino/a adolescents' perceived sources and types of social support, and links between social support and prosocial tendencies. Latino/a adolescents (N=126) in Midwestern United States participated in the study. Respondents of higher generational status reported broader social support networks and a higher amount of overall social support compared to peers of lower generational status. Youth perceived the highest amount of social support from immediate family, followed by extended family, and lastly from non-kin individuals. Path analysis indicated that overall social support was directly and positively associated with altruistic prosocial tendencies, and directly and negatively associated with public prosocial tendencies. Social support was indirectly related to altruistic, public, dire and emotional prosocial tendencies variably mediated by empathy, perspective taking and self-efficacy.

Translated title of the contributionPerceived social support networks and prosocial outcomes among Latino/a youth in the United States
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)413-424
Number of pages12
JournalInteramerican Journal of Psychology
Volume46
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Latinos/as
  • Prosocial behavior
  • Social support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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