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These items measure an individual’s ability to listen, care, and trust others. Youths are asked to indicate how often they would make several statements.

IndicatorsEmpathy

This tool was developed by Child Trends for the Templeton Foundation, as part of the Flourishing Children Project. It includes four items that measure empathy in teenagers. Empathy involves having the emotional and cognitive ability to feel and understand ...

IndicatorsEmpathy

This tool represents “the respondent’s report of his/her ability to make sound decisions and judgments” (p.13, http://www.nationalservice.gov/pdf/national_evaluation_youthcorps_technicalappendices.pdf).This tool measures perceptions, not behaviors.This to ...

The Active and Engaged Citizenship (AEC) scale combines four previously existing scales that measured perceptions about civic duty, an assessment of civic skills, neighborhood social connection, and civic participation.  The combined scale creates an asse ...

This tool “represents the respondent’s opinions about the importance and desirability of relationships between people who do not share the same cultural and/or ethnic background” (p. 14, http://www.nationalservice.gov/pdf/national_evaluation_youthcorps_te ...

This tool represents “the respondent’s opinion about the importance of being active in his/her neighborhood and participating in various civic activities, including serving on a jury, reporting crimes, keeping the neighborhood clean and safe, and particip ...

This tool measures the opinions of young people regarding their “trust of elected officials, the extent to which citizens need to hold the government accountable, and government concern for ordinary people” (p. 7).This tool was tested on 1,924 youth in gr ...

This is a self-report for children in grades 3-8.  It is designed to be administered over time to observe progress in the extent to which children demonstrate skills in perspective-taking ,communication, group membership, and conflict resolution.For examp ...

This tool represents “respondent’s reports of the frequency with which he/she participates in community-based activities, including attending community meetings and writing to newspapers to voice concerns” (p. 11, http://www.nationalservice.gov/pdf/nation ...

This tool measures “perceived ability to engage in civic action” (p. 4).This tool was tested on 1,924 youth in grades 7 through 12, but most of the participating youth were in grades 11 and 12.  The participating youth were ages 12-18 years in 88 social s ...

This tool measures empathetic attitudes, not actions.

IndicatorsEmpathy

This is a self-report for children in grades 3-8, but there is also a teacher observation scale for grades kindergarten-5.  These scales are subsets of a larger civic responsibility measurement scale. It is designed to be administered over time to observ ...

IndicatorsEmpathy

This is an observation tool for teachers. This version is calibrated for second and third grade.  This scale is a subset of a larger civic responsibility measurement scale. It is designed to be administered over time to observe progress in the extent to ...

IndicatorsEmpathy

This is an observation tool for teachers. This version  is calibrated for fourth and fifth grade.  This scale is a subset of a larger civic responsibility measurement scale. It is designed to be administered over time to observe progress in the extent to ...

IndicatorsEmpathy

This is an observation tool for teachers. This version is calibrated for kindergarten and first grade.  This scale is a subset of a larger civic responsibility measurement scale. It is designed to be administered over time to observe progress in the exte ...

IndicatorsEmpathy

This tool represents “the respondent’s opinion about the strength of his/her connection to the community, as represented by the strength of feelings toward the community, including attachment, awareness, and commitment” (p. 12, http://www.nationalservice. ...

This tool represents respondent’s ability to “critically analyze political messages” (p. 4).This tool was tested on 1,924 youth in grades 7 through 12, but most of the participating youth were in grades 11 and 12.  The participating youth were ages 12-18 ...

This tool was developed by Child Trends for the Templeton Foundation, as part of the Flourishing Children Project. It includes four items designed for parents to rate their teenagers' empathy. Empathy involves having the emotional and cognitive ability to ...

IndicatorsEmpathy

This tool represents “respondent’s reports of the frequency with which he/she participates in activities intrinsic to the political process, including talking with others about politics” (p. 12, http://www.nationalservice.gov/pdf/national_evaluation_youth ...

This tool “represents the respondent’s opinion about the feasibility of starting a grassroots effort to meet a range of community needs, such as starting an after-school program or organizing a park cleanup program” (p. 13, http://www.nationalservice.gov/ ...