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ERIC Number: EJ1158322
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1471-3802
Being a Parent's Eyes and Ears: Emotional Literacy and Empathy of Children Whose Parents Have a Sensory Disability
Eden, Sigal; Romi, Shlomo; Braun Aviyashar, Einat
Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, v17 n4 p257-264 Oct 2017
Children of parents with sensory disability may feel that their experience helped nurture their sense of empathy. The study was designed to examine the connection between parents' sensory disability (visual disability to blindness and hearing disability to deafness) and the empathy and emotional literacy of their non-sensory-disabled children. Participants were 77 children aged 7-17--37 children of parents with a sensory disability and 40 children of parents with no such disability. Questionnaires to check empathy and emotional literacy were accompanied by a demographic questionnaire. Findings revealed that levels of empathy and emotional awareness of others (a measure of emotional literacy) were higher among children of parents with a sensory disability than among children of parents without a disability. The results expand the literature on that subject and shed light on the important issues of empathy and emotional literacy in families with disability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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