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How Gender Typicality Moderates the Relation between Preadolescents' Empathy and Acceptance by Peers

Abstract Previous research has shown that highly empathic children are generally more emotionally positive, sociable, and altruistic compared to their less empathic peers (Miller & Jansen op de Haar, 1997). These traits and behaviors linked with empathy have been associated with positive outcomes such as popularity in the peer group (Decovic & Gerris, 1994). However, a negative relation between these constructs has been found when studied in the context of preadolescence for boys (Oberle, Schonert-Reichl, & Thomson, 2010), suggesting a potential moderating effect of gender typicality since empathy is classified as a communal and therefore stereotypically feminine trait. The current study examines the relation between the constructs of ge... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Petersen, Shawna Michelle (Author) / Fabes, Richard A (Advisor) / Martin, Carol L (Committee member) / Miller, Cindy F (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Gender studies / Empathy / Gender / Gender Typicality / Peer Acceptance / Preadolescence
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 92 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Family and Human Development 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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