Brief Adults' Environment and Behavior: Parental Participation in Volunteer or Religious Activities
Jennifer Ehrle Macomber, Kristin Anderson Moore, Brett V. Brown
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Developmental psychologists have long noted that parents serve as role models, shaping the behaviors and habits of their children. Children whose parents act as strong positive models may be more likely to withstand harmful pressures from peer groups. One way parents act as role models is by demonstrating citizenship through volunteer work. Another way is by participating in religious activities, which may enhance the importance of moral and spiritual values in their children's lives.

Research Areas Families Children and youth
Tags Volunteering