A longitudinal study of peer and teacher influences on prosocial and antisocial behavior of Hong Kong Chinese adolescents

Hing Keung Ma, Tan Lei Shek, Ping Chung Cheung, Ka Keung Tam

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Abstract

The influences of peers and teachers on the prosocial and antisocial behavior of 56 Hong Kong Chinese adolescents were investigated over a two-year period (Time 1 and Time 2). Results indicated that (i) a significant decrease in teacher influence occurred from Time 1 to Time 2 in subjects studying Grade 7 at Time 1; (ii) students who maintained a relatively high level of delinquent behavior from Time 1 to Time 2 demonstrated significantly higher peer influence than did those who maintained a relatively low level of delinquent behavior in the time interval; (iii) concurrent positive correlation was found between peer influence and delinquent behavior at Time 1 and Time 2; (iv) delinquent behavior at Time 1 was negatively correlated with teacher influence at Time 1; and (v) peer influence was negatively correlated with teacher influence at Time 1.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-168
Number of pages12
JournalSocial Behavior and Personality
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology

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