Victim sensitivity and altruistic behavior in school: mediating effects of teacher justice and teacher-student relationship

Jiang, Shuyang, Liu, Ru-De, Ding, Yi, Oei, Po Tian, Fu, Xinchen, and Hong, Wei (2019) Victim sensitivity and altruistic behavior in school: mediating effects of teacher justice and teacher-student relationship. Frontiers in Psychology, 10. 1077.

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Abstract

The current study aimed to explore how victim sensitivity influenced altruistic behaviors in school and to explore the mediating roles of teacher justice and teacher-student relationship. In 2018, we recruited 1,856 Chinese adolescents including 989 fourth graders (M = 10.35, SD = 0.56) and 867 eighth graders (M = 15.57, SD = 0.91), and the participation rate was 100%. Participations completed the self-report victim sensitivity scale, the teacher justice scale, the teacher-student relationship scale, and the altruistic behavior toward classmate scale. Structural equation modeling (SEM) indicated that victim sensitivity had a direct negative effect on altruistic behavior in school, but this relationship was mediated by teacher justice. There was also a mediated path between teacher justice and altruistic behavior by way of teacher-student relationship. These findings suggested possible mechanisms to explain the relationship between victim sensitivity and altruistic behavior and provided new directions for intervention.

Item ID: 58923
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1664-1078
Keywords: adolescents; altruistic behavior; teacher justice; teacher-student relationship; victim sensitivity
Copyright Information: © 2019 Jiang, Liu, Ding, Oei, Fu and Hong. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0).
Funders: Beijing Normal University
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2019 04:05
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920205 Health Education and Promotion @ 100%
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