Gender network dynamics in prosocial and aggressive behavior of early adolescents

Yuan Hsiao*, Ching Ling Cheng, Ya Wen Chiu

*Corresponding author for this work

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Network selection and influence on aggressive and prosocial behavior have been of great concern, but current research is limited by predominant studies in European-American societies and insufficient consideration on gender networks. Using panel data from 702 seventh grade students in a Chinese society, we show that while results are in general consistent with European-American samples, network processes differ between all ties, male ties, female ties, and cross-gender ties. Furthermore, the prevalence of behavior is often at odds with influence effects in gender networks. This article demonstrates the necessity to distinguish sub-networks within networks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-23
Number of pages12
JournalSocial Networks
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jul


  • Aggressive behavior
  • Gender networks
  • Network selection
  • Peer influence
  • Prosocial behavior
  • SienaBayes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anthropology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • General Social Sciences
  • General Psychology


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