Thirty-two youth participants from the Los Angeles Sheriff Department's Vital Interventions and Directional Alternatives (VIDA, 2012) program were examined to assess the relationship between empathy and delinquent behaviors. Pretest and posttest data were collected throughout the 16-week VIDA program. Participants were administered the TEIQue:CF (Mavroveli & Petrides, 2009) or the TEIQue:AF (Petrides, 2009) to measure Trait empathy. The COMPAS (NIPM, 2011) was utilized to measure Ability empathy. The COMPAS was also utilized to measure delinquent behaviors. Results indicated that Trait empathy and Ability empathy were not correlated to one another, consistent with the current research (Petrides, 2011). Results also indicated that Trait empathy was positively correlated to Common Drug use, and Ability empathy was negatively correlated to Antisocial Opportunity. MANOVA results indicated overall change of the variables, identifying Ability empathy and Antisocial Opportunity as the variables to have significantly changed. Future research recommendations and implications are discussed.
|Advisor:||Kennedy, Clive D.|
|Commitee:||Shaw, James E.|
|School:||The Chicago School of Professional Psychology|
|Department:||Clinical Forensic Psychology|
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||DAI-B 74/06(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Behavioral psychology, Clinical psychology|
|Keywords:||Behavior, Delinquent, Emotional intelligence, Empathy, Forensic, Juvenile delinquency|
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