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Mousavi P, Khosravi Z, Dehshiri G. The Latent Structure of Empathy Based on Empathy Quotation in an Iranian Population. Advances in Cognitive Sciences. 2017; 19 (1) :75-90
URL: http://icssjournal.ir/article-1-556-en.html
1- M.Sc., Clinical Psychology, Alzahra University, Tehran,Iran.
2- Professor of Clinical Psychology, Alzahra University, Tehran,Iran.
3- Associate Professor of Psychology, Alzahra University, Tehran
Abstract:   (1296 Views)
Introduction: One of the most important components of social interaction and interpersonal relationship is multifaceted construct of empathy which makes people able to understand others feeling, predict their behavior and respond emotionally in a proper way.
Method: As empathy is cultural-related construct, structural equation of empathy among normal Iranian adults, was one of the purposes of this study. Empathy quotation (EQ), Reading mind in eyes (RMET) and Face emotion recognition (TFR) were instruments of study that 304 participates had answered them.
Results: Results showed that 4-factor model of empathy have best fitness contained cognitive empathy, affective empathy, social skills and based-performance test (CFI=.91, TLI=.90). Additionally, women reported higher score in affective empathy (t=2.67) and emotion recognition (t=2.95). Also, Explored finding showed age had negative relation with mindreading (p<.01).
Conclusion: To conclude, this study confirms 4-factor empathy model among Iranian population and shows that performance-based task is independent factor related with cognitive empathy.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/08/31 | Accepted: 2016/12/24 | Published: 2017/04/9

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