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Binfet, John-Tyler; Whitehead, Jenna – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2019
A current trend in kindness research is to assess the effect of being kind on participants' well-being. To do this, participants are asked to complete a series of kind acts and the corresponding impact on their well-being is measured. As participation in school-based interventions can vary, the aim of the current study was to assess the extent of…
Descriptors: Well Being, Intervention, Pretests Posttests, Prosocial Behavior
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Binfet, John-Tyler; Passmore, Holli-Anne – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2017
The aim of this research was to examine kindergarten to 12th grade teachers' (N = 257) perceptions of school kindness. Teachers were asked to define kindness, provide examples of kindness they had done and received, identify key agents of kindness, and rate the quality of kind acts within their schools. Findings indicate that teachers define and…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Altruism, Elementary Secondary Education, Kindergarten
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Binfet, John-Tyler – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2015
Much has been written about random acts of kindness- acts performed spontaneously and often to strangers. The topic of kindness and the benefits arising from performing kind acts holds both empirical and applied interest in the fields of education and psychology. Encouraging students to reflect upon and perform intentional acts of kindness…
Descriptors: Caring, Altruism, Student Behavior, Intention