Predictive value of empathy components for types of aggression in the school setting: a cross-country comparison

Kozina, Ana and Marušić, Iris and Oskarsson, Magnus and Veldin, Manja and Vidmar, Maša and Mlekuž, Ana and Štremfel, Urška and Vršnik Perše, Tina (2020) Predictive value of empathy components for types of aggression in the school setting: a cross-country comparison. Educational studies. pp. 1-17. ISSN 0305-5698 (Print), 1465-3400 (Online)

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Aggressive behaviour has negative consequences for students who are exposed to it and those who are aggressive. In addition to a number of negative consequences at the individual level aggression negatively impacts processes within the school. Successful methods of preventing and reducing aggressive behaviour at school often include activities related to empathy. Empathy is the ability to understand and feel the emotional state of another person. It includes cognitive and emotional components and is associated with positive effects on relationships and behaviours; the lack of empathy is associated with negative effects, including aggressive behaviour. We analysed the relationships among empathy dimensions and general aggression, including the subtypes of aggression. We used the AG-UD aggression scale and the IRI questionnaire for the measurement of empathy on a sample of Slovene (N = 125), Croatian (N = 95) and Swedish (N = 84) adolescents aged between 13 and 14. The findings across samples revealed several significant associations on the level of general aggression and high congruence across countries and on the level of types of aggression. This data indicates the need to include dimension-level prevention and intervention based on the prevalence of specific types of aggression.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Language: English.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aggression types, empathy dimensions, students, school
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
L Education > L Education (General)
Depositing User: Karolina
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2020 11:47
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2020 11:47

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