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(PORESKY 1990)

Title:  The Young Children's Empathy Measure: reliability, validity and effects of companion animal bonding.
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Publication: Psychol Rep. 1990 Jun; 66(3 Pt 1):931-6.
Authors:   ROBERT H. PORESKY
Date:   1990 Jun
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Abstract:   
The Young Children's Empathy Measure is a brief measure of young children's cognitive and affective perspective taking developed to assess preschool children's empathy. The Cronbach alpha coefficient of internal reliability for the empathy score was acceptable and interrater reliability across four rates was very high. The children's empathy scores were correlated with their ages and social development, but not with their IQs. Empathy toward children was correlated with empathy for pets, and children with a strong pet bond had higher scores on empathy for children than young children without pets.

Topic Area: (In which field / sector / perspective was this study conducted?)
  • learning empathy by having pets

Definition(How was empathy defined?)


Benefits(Were any benefits of empathy mentioned?)


Methods: (What were the methods used to train empathy?)
Target Group:   (Who participated in this study / training?)
  • Children

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About the assessment: How was the change in empathy measured before/after the intervention/method?) 

Result: (What was the result?)
  • "Empathy toward children was correlated with empathy for pets, and children with a strong pet bond had higher scores on empathy for children than young children without pets.

Posted By:   Edwin Rutsch
 
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wasn't able to read full paper.


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