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Title: Prosocial involvement as a positive youth development construct: A conceptual review
Author(s): Lam, Ching Man 
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers
Related Publication(s): Positive youth development: Theory, research, and application
Start page: 93
End page: 104
This chapter discusses the concept of prosocial involvement as a positive youth development construct. How prosocial involvement is defined and how the different theoretical conceptualizations are reviewed. Antecedents of prosocial involvement such as biological traits, personality, cognitive and emotional processes, socialization experience, culture, as well as their social context are examined. The relationship between prosocial involvement and adolescent development outcomes, together with strategies to promote prosocial involvement in adolescents are discussed. Finally, directions for future research and practice are proposed.
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