Dr G. Bhadramani


In the present investigation it is aimed to study the effect of empathy in bringing about positive change in children's
attitudes toward schooling. An experimental design with two matched group of 60 school children (control and
experimental groups of 30 children each) with negative attitudes towards schooling was used. After an 8 Week period of empathic intervention, the
experimental group showed significant positive attitudes toward schooling, where as no such change was seen in the control group.


Attitude towards schooling, Corporal punishment, Empathy

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