This simulated dataset, based on Van Lissa et al., 2014, contains six annual assessments of adolescents' mean scores on the empathic concern and perspective taking subscales of the Interpersonal Reactivity Index (Davis, 1983). The first measurement wave occurred when adolescents were, on average, 13 years old, and the last one when they were 18 years old.

data(empathy)

Format

A data frame with 467 rows and 13 variables.

Details

ec1numericMean score of empathic concern in wave 1
ec2numericMean score of empathic concern in wave 2
ec3numericMean score of empathic concern in wave 3
ec4numericMean score of empathic concern in wave 4
ec5numericMean score of empathic concern in wave 5
ec6numericMean score of empathic concern in wave 6
pt1numericMean score of perspective taking in wave 1
pt2numericMean score of perspective taking in wave 2
pt3numericMean score of perspective taking in wave 3
pt4numericMean score of perspective taking in wave 4
pt5numericMean score of perspective taking in wave 5
pt6numericMean score of perspective taking in wave 6
sexfactorAdolescent sex; M = male, F = female.

References

Van Lissa, C. J., Hawk, S. T., Branje, S. J., Koot, H. M., Van Lier, P. A., & Meeus, W. H. (2014). Divergence Between Adolescent and Parental Perceptions of Conflict in Relationship to Adolescent Empathy Development. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, (Journal Article), 1–14. doi: 10.1007/s10964-014-0152-5