publication . Article . 2016

Self-Esteem’s Relations to Empathy and Parenting

Violeta Pavlova Cone;
Open Access Bulgarian
  • Published: 01 Oct 2016 Journal: Psychological Thought (issn: 2193-7281, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: PsychOpen
The article is looking into theoretical and research relations between self-esteem, empathy and parenting. The empirical study was carried out among 199 undergraduate US students and measured empathy (Empathy Quotient and Interpersonal Reactivity Index), self-esteem (Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale) and perceived parenting (Parental Bonding Instrument). The results showed no direct relation between empathy and self-esteem, as measured by the instruments in this sample. The care dimension of the perceived parenting style of both parents predicted self-esteem levels. Future research is recommended to confirm findings and identify possible mediator between empathy and ...
free text keywords: self-esteem, empathy, perceived parenting style, undergraduate students, Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale, Empathy Quotient, Parental Bonding Instrument, Interpersonal Reactivity Index, Psychology, BF1-990
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