Adolescents’ character role models: Exploring who young people look up to as examples of how to be a good person

Johnson, Sara K.

Buckingham, M. H.

Morris, S.

Suzuki, S.

Aymong, C. C.

Weiner, M. B.

Hershberg, R. M.

Fremont, E.

Batanova, M.

Bowers, E. P.

Lerner, J. V.

Lerner, Richard M.

2016

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  • Research has explored young people’s role models in general, but little is known about role models whom youth look up to in relation to their character. The authors asked 220 adolescents (M age = 13.4, 45% White, 15% Hispanic, 11% Black) from Massachusetts and Connecticut to nominate a character role model, someone they knew personally and looked up to as an example of how to be a good person; 142... read more
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  • Johnson, S. K., Buckingham, M. H., Morris, S., Suzuki, S., Aymong, C. C., Weiner, M. B., Hershberg, R. M., Fremont, E., Batanova, M., Bowers, E. P., Lerner, J. V., & Lerner, R. M. (2016). Adolescents’ character role models: Exploring who young people look up to as examples of how to be a good person. Research in Human Development, 13, 126–141
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