A Multidisciplinary Scoping Review of Literature Focused on Compassion, Empathy, Emotional Intelligence, or Mindfulness Behaviors and Working with the Public

J. J. Pionke, Rebecca Graham

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Abstract

This multidisciplinary scoping review was conducted to understand how best to enforce behaviors to assist library employees in interacting with a diverse population in a more positive way. The scoping review as a methodology was selected for its robust structure and adaptability for exploring a broad research question. Studies were included if they contained one of four behaviors: empathy, compassion, mindfulness, or emotional intelligence. Studies also had to include participants who interacted with the public. The studies were then analyzed descriptively and thematically. The findings of the review indicate that empathy is the most commonly taught behavior, with long-term and short-term interventions being used the most.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-184
Number of pages38
JournalJournal of Library Administration
Volume61
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Scoping review
  • behaviors
  • compassion
  • emotional intelligence
  • empathy
  • intervention
  • mindfulness
  • research methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Administration
  • Library and Information Sciences

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