The associations between reading mind in the eyes abilities, alexithymia, empathy, and bullying behavior in Turkish adolescents


Sen Demirdogen E., Aluc N., Akdeniz B., Basar D., Warikoo N., YAVUZ M.

JOURNAL OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIC NURSING, 2022 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/jcap.12366
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIC NURSING
  • Keywords: adolescence, alexithymia, bullying, empathy, reading minds in the eyes, INDIVIDUAL-DIFFERENCES, EMOTION DYSREGULATION, GENDER-DIFFERENCES, INVOLVEMENT, SCHOOL, VICTIMIZATION, AGGRESSION, CHILDREN, STUDENTS, BULLIES

Abstract

Problem: The development of any program to reduce bullying is possible with a better understanding of the associated underlying factors with its emergence. This study, therefore, aimed to investigate three different social cognitive abilities: abilities to read minds in the eyes, alexithymic personality traits, and empathy, in association with bullying behaviors in adolescents. Although these factors have been studied separately, our data highlighted their effect, relationship, and interconnectivity.