Helping Strangers Tied to Higher Self-Esteem in Teens

Helping Strangers Tied to Higher Self-Esteem in Teens

A new study finds that teens who exhibit prosocial behavior — such as helping, comforting and sharing with strangers — have higher self-esteem a year later. No link was found between greater self-esteem and prosocial behavior solely toward friends and family.

The findings are published in the Journal of Adolescence.

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