publication . Article . 2012

Developing the Social Empathy Index: An Exploratory Factor Analysis

Elizabeth A. Segal; M. Alex Wagaman; Karen E. Gerdes;
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  • Published: 26 Jun 2012 Journal: Advances in Social Work (issn: 1527-8565, eissn: 2331-4125, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Indiana University School of Social Work
Abstract
<jats:p>Social empathy, the ability to understand people from different socioeconomic classes and racial/ethnic backgrounds, with insight into the context of institutionalized inequalities and disparities, can inspire positive societal change and promote social well-being. The value of teaching social empathy and creating interventions that promote social empathy is enhanced by the ability to measure and assess it. This article provides a validation of the Social Empathy Index, a tool that practitioners can easily use to assess individuals’ levels of interpersonal and social empathy. An exploratory factor analysis was used to validate the instrument and confirm ...
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free text keywords: Social empathy, individual empathy, social change, instrument validation, Human settlements. Communities, HT51-65, Sociology (General), HM401-1281, Social change, Ethnic group, Developmental psychology, Socioeconomic status, Empathy, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Interpersonal communication, Conceptual model, Social psychology, Exploratory factor analysis, Psychological intervention, Psychology
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publication . Article . 2012

Developing the Social Empathy Index: An Exploratory Factor Analysis

Elizabeth A. Segal; M. Alex Wagaman; Karen E. Gerdes;