CORRELAT I ONS BETWEEN ADOLESCENTS ’ MORAL VALUES AND PROSOCIAL BEHAVIOR

Enrika Kromerova

Santrauka


Backgroud.In this paper, the researchobjectwas the adolescents’moral values and prosocialbehavior expression and interrelationhip. Theproblemquestionwasto find out the link of adolescents’moralvalues with their prosocial behavior. While seeking to achieve the researchaim–to determine the correlationsbetween adolescents’moral values and their prosocial behavior, the researchobjectiveswere identified: tofind out the moral values internalization features of adolescents and compare by gender; to determine theirprosocial behavior expression and compare by gender; to assess the interrelationship among adolescents’moralvalues and prosocial behavior.Methods.The sample consisted of 385 pupils, 192 girls and 193 boys, interviewed in March–June,2015 applying the written survey method.Results.The results indicate that the identified regulation of values among adolescents was expressedmost. All regulatory components of values were more expressed in the girls’group, but the overall valueinternalisation was more attributive to boys. While analyzing the prosocial behavior expression it should benoted that the 13–16 year-olds were more likely to help each other in the event of disaster. Meanwhile, theypossessed the least altruistic and anonymous prosocial behavior. The most significant statistical correlationwas established between the internalisation of moral values’ components and help in an event of disaster.Conclusion.This study revealed exixting differences inthe internalization ofmoral values andprosocial behavior by gender. It also confirmed relationship between adolescents’moral values and moralbehavior.Keywords:adolescence, moral values, prosocial behavior.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.33607/elt.v2i8.231

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