Social contagion and high school dropout: The role of friends, romantic partners, and siblings.

Published on Apr 1, 2021in Journal of Educational Psychology
· DOI :10.1037/EDU0000484
Véronique Dupéré21
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(UdeM: Université de Montréal),
Eric Dion14
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(UQAM: Université du Québec à Montréal)
+ 2 AuthorsEric Lacourse1
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(UdeM: Université de Montréal)
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Abstract Social goals, such as prosocial and social responsibility goals, are crucial predictors of learning and optimal functioning. Past studies on social goals have usually focused on how teachers and peers influence social goal pursuit. However, the role of social contagion among classmates has seldom been explored. This study aimed to test the social contagion of social goals (prosocial and social responsibility goals) among classmates and the implications this might have on students' engag...