The intergenerational transmission of empathy-related responding in adolescence: the role of maternal support.

@article{Soenens2007TheIT,
  title={The intergenerational transmission of empathy-related responding in adolescence: the role of maternal support.},
  author={Bart Soenens and Bart Duriez and Maarten Vansteenkiste and Luc Goossens},
  journal={Personality & social psychology bulletin},
  year={2007},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={
          299-311
        }
}
This study proposed and tested an integrated model of the intergenerational transmission of empathy-related responding in adolescence. This model included maternal support as a mediator of the intergenerational transmission of empathy and examined friendship quality as an outcome of adolescent empathy. In a sample of middle adolescents and their mothers (N = 177), maternal support significantly predicted the empathy dimensions perspective taking and sympathy and mediated the mother-child… CONTINUE READING

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