An Empirical Investigation of the Construct Validity of Empathic Understanding Ratings

ARTHUR W. AVERY, ANTHONY R. D'AUGELLI, STEVEN J. DANISH

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Abstract

This study examined the effect of different amounts of client‐therapist interaction data on empathy ratings. Audiotaped therapist‐client interactions including client statement, therapist response, and subsequent client response were rated for therapist empathy by high‐functioning, experienced raters. Raters made significantly different judgments about levels of therapist empathy depending on the amount of therapist‐client interaction data available. The raters tended to give therapist responses higher empathy ratings when they did not hear the client's preceding statement. 1976 American Counseling Association

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-183
Number of pages7
JournalCounselor Education and Supervision
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1976

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

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