The Intersection of Emotional and Sociocognitive Competencies with Civic Engagement in Middle Childhood and Adolescence.

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    • Author Supplied Keywords:
      Civic engagement
      Developmental theory
      Political participation
      Positive youth development
      Prosocial behavior
    • Abstract:
      Civic developmental theory anticipates connections between normative developmental competencies and civic engagement, but little previous research has directly studied such links. The current study sought to contribute to civic development theory by examining associations between emotional and sociocognitive competencies (empathy, emotion regulation, prosocial moral reasoning, future-orientation) and civic engagement (volunteering, informal helping, political behaviors and beliefs, environmental behaviors, social responsibility values, civic skills). Data came from a geographically and racially diverse sample of 2467 youth (Mage = 13.4, Range: 8-20 years, 56% female). The results indicated that empathy and future-orientation significantly predicted nearly all forms of civic engagement, whereas emotion regulation and prosocial moral reasoning were uniquely associated with specific forms of civic engagement. Exploratory multi-group models indicated that empathy and emotion regulation were more strongly associated with civic engagement among younger youth and prosocial moral reasoning and future-orientation were more strongly related to civic engagement among older youth. The findings help to advance developmental theory of youth civic engagement. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1West Virginia University, 53 Campus Drive; 1218 Life Sciences Building, 26506-6040, Morgantown, WV, USA
      2Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX, USA
      3Search Institute, Minneapolis, MN, USA
      4University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    • ISSN:
      00472891
    • Accession Number:
      10.1007/s10964-018-0842-5
    • Accession Number:
      130694368
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    • ABNT:
      et al. The Intersection of Emotional and Sociocognitive Competencies with Civic Engagement in Middle Childhood and Adolescence. Journal of Youth & Adolescence, [s. l.], v. 47, n. 8, p. 1663–1683, 2018. DOI 10.1007/s10964-018-0842-5. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eft&AN=130694368. Acesso em: 6 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      The Intersection of Emotional and Sociocognitive Competencies with Civic Engagement in Middle Childhood and Adolescence. Journal of Youth & Adolescence. 2018;47(8):1663-1683. doi:10.1007/s10964-018-0842-5.
    • APA:
      (2018). The Intersection of Emotional and Sociocognitive Competencies with Civic Engagement in Middle Childhood and Adolescence. Journal of Youth & Adolescence, 47(8), 1663–1683. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-018-0842-5
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      2018. “The Intersection of Emotional and Sociocognitive Competencies with Civic Engagement in Middle Childhood and Adolescence.” Journal of Youth & Adolescence 47 (8): 1663–83. doi:10.1007/s10964-018-0842-5.
    • Harvard:
      et al. (2018) ‘The Intersection of Emotional and Sociocognitive Competencies with Civic Engagement in Middle Childhood and Adolescence’, Journal of Youth & Adolescence, 47(8), pp. 1663–1683. doi: 10.1007/s10964-018-0842-5.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      2018, ‘The Intersection of Emotional and Sociocognitive Competencies with Civic Engagement in Middle Childhood and Adolescence’, Journal of Youth & Adolescence, vol. 47, no. 8, pp. 1663–1683, viewed 6 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      , et al. “The Intersection of Emotional and Sociocognitive Competencies with Civic Engagement in Middle Childhood and Adolescence.” Journal of Youth & Adolescence, vol. 47, no. 8, Aug. 2018, pp. 1663–1683. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1007/s10964-018-0842-5.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      “The Intersection of Emotional and Sociocognitive Competencies with Civic Engagement in Middle Childhood and Adolescence.” Journal of Youth & Adolescence 47, no. 8 (August 2018): 1663–83. doi:10.1007/s10964-018-0842-5.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      The Intersection of Emotional and Sociocognitive Competencies with Civic Engagement in Middle Childhood and Adolescence. Journal of Youth & Adolescence [Internet]. 2018 Aug [cited 2019 Dec 6];47(8):1663–83. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eft&AN=130694368