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Emotional and cognitive empathy as predictors of prosocial tendencies


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Džida, Marija. (2018). Emotional and cognitive empathy as predictors of prosocial tendencies. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Bratko, Denis].

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The aim of this study was to examine whether the individual differences in students' prosocial tendencies can be predicted by emotional and cognitive empathy. Prosocial tendencies were defined as a multidimensional construct that consists of six tendencies: altruistic, public, emotional, crisis, anonymous and compliant. The study has been conducted in two separate high schools in Slavonski Brod, and the sample consisted of 227 fourth grade students. They completed emotional and cognitive empathy scale (PROLI_Empatija), Prosocial tendencies Measure (PTM-R) and short version of Marlowe-Crowne Social desirability Scale. In a hierarchical regression model, emotional and cognitive empathy positively predicted emotional, crisis and compliant tendencies. Emotional empathy was a significant positive predictor of anonymous tendencies, while cognitive empathy and sex were significant positive predictors of altruistic tendencies. Emotional empathy was not related to public tendencies, while cognitive empathy had negative relationship with public prosocial tendencies.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: emotional empathy, cognitive empathy, prosocial behavior, altruism
Subjects: Psychology > Opća psihologija
Psychology > Psihologija ličnosti
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Bratko, Denis
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2018 10:44
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2018 10:44

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