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dc.contributor.advisorMatsueda, Ross L
dc.contributor.authorO'Neill, Katherine Krushinski
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-22T15:49:47Z
dc.date.submitted2016-08
dc.identifier.otherONeill_washington_0250O_16517.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1773/37246
dc.descriptionThesis (Master's)--University of Washington, 2016-08
dc.description.abstractI propose the persistent gender gap in juvenile offending is linked to adolescent orientation to a gendered generalized other and empathic development. Empathic ability is inversely associated with juvenile offending and mediates the effect of gender on offending. Empathic expression, however, threatens boys’ membership claims to the gendered generalized other and supports girls’ membership claims to the gendered generalized other. I present a symbolic interactionist framework and use the longitudinal Denver Youth Survey to analyze the age-varying relationships between and among gender, empathic development, and juvenile offending. I find support for the hypothesis that males exhibit, on average, lower levels of empathy across the life course than do females and that empathy mediates the effect of being male on offending. I also find empathic ability is inversely related to offending, and significantly decreases fraud and theft offending, but not victimless or violent offending.
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectadolescence
dc.subjectempathy
dc.subjectjuvenile delinquency
dc.subjectlongitudinal analysis
dc.subjectoffending
dc.subjectsymbolic interactionism
dc.subject.otherCriminology
dc.subject.otherSocial psychology
dc.subject.otherGender studies
dc.subject.othersociology
dc.titleThe Adolescent Empathy Paradox and Juvenile Offending
dc.typeThesis
dc.embargo.termsRestrict to UW for 1 year -- then make Open Access
dc.embargo.lift2017-09-22T15:49:47Z


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