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.
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