Empathy – Teen Conflict Survey

How often would you make the following statements?
1. I can listen to others.
2. Kids I don’t like can have good ideas.
3. I get upset when my friends are sad.
4. I trust people who are not my friends.
5. I am sensitive to other people’s feelings‚ even if they are not my friends.
 
These items measure an individual’s ability to listen‚ care‚ and trust others. Youths are asked to indicate how often they would make several statements.
 
This instrument can be found on page 154 of Measuring Violence-Related Attitudes‚ Behaviors‚ and Influences Among Youths: A Compendium of Assessment Tools‚ available online at: http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/YV_Compendium.pdf
 
 
Middle school age youth.
 
Point values are assigned as follows:
Never = 1
Seldom = 2
Sometimes = 3
Often = 4
Always = 5
Scores are derived by summing all responses‚ with possible scores ranging from 5 to 25. Higher scores
indicate higher empathy.
 
 

Bosworth K‚ Espelage D. Teen Conflict Survey. Bloomington‚ IN: Center for Adolescent Studies‚ Indiana University‚ 1995. (Unpublished)

Found in: Dahlberg LL‚ Toal SB‚ Swahn M‚ Behrens CB. Measuring Violence-Related Attitudes‚ Behaviors‚ and Influences A mong Youths: A Compendium of Assessment Tools‚ 2nd ed.‚ Atlanta‚ GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention‚ National Center for Injury Prevention and Control‚ 2005.