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dc.contributor.authorCarlie, Kelly F.
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-07T21:05:35Z
dc.date.available2021-09-07T21:05:35Z
dc.date.issued2006-01-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/4728
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is an examination of empathy through research of a multitude of sources. Included is a description of the empathy program implemented to sixth graders, including the results of this research project conducted by a Graduate Student at SUNY Brockport. The definition of empathy, prosocial behaviors, and characteristics of bullies and victims was explored. The researcher‘s intent was to determine if empathy was a key component in maintaining children‘s positive relationships with each other, as well as decreasing bullying behaviors. This thesis also explored whether empathy had an effect on increasing a sixth grade child‘s instances of prosocial behavior. The researcher also attempted to determine if empathy could be taught to sixth graders through an eightweek character education program. Bryant‘s Index of Empathy for Children and Adolescence, developed by Brenda K. Bryant, and a Character Education Instrument developed by the researcher was used to determine if empathic tendencies were increased in sixth grade children following an eight-week character education program. The results of the study determined that empathy and knowledge of general character education traits could be taught to sixth grade students.
dc.subjectEmpathy
dc.subjectMiddle School Students
dc.subjectProsocial Behavior
dc.subjectBrockport Thesis
dc.titleThe Effects of Empathy on Prosocial Behavior Among Middle School Children
dc.typethesis
refterms.dateFOA2021-09-07T21:05:35Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY Brockport
dc.description.departmentCounselor Education
dc.description.degreelevelMaster of Science in Education (MSEd)
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.description.publicationtitleCounselor Education Master's Theses
dc.contributor.organizationThe College at Brockport
dc.languate.isoen_US


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