Adolescent empathy

Tan Lei Shek, Luyin Liang, Jackie W.L. Law

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In this chapter we examine empathy in Chinese adolescents captured by different scientific databases and websites of the government and non-governmental organizations. In terms of topics on empathy in Chinese adolescents, the review showed that studies on the formation, predictors, effects, and intervention of empathy have been conducted. Besides adoption of Western theories, Chinese cultural perspectives were also used to examine Chinese adolescent empathy. Concerning the methodological features of the studies, while the sample size in most studies was large, convenience sampling was commonly used. Regarding assessment tools on empathy, it was found that most of the existing measures were translated measures with very few studies to develop indigenous Chinese measures. Directions for future studies are suggested.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChildren and Adolescents
Subtitle of host publicationFuture Challenges
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781634846271
ISBN (Print)9781634846165
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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