Empathy and the Schwartz Value System: A Test of an Integrated Hypothesis
This study examined the relationship between Schwartz's (1992) 10 universal values and individual differences in empathy (Davis, 1983). Trait empathy was predicted to have the strongest positive relationship with benevolence values and the strongest negative relationship with achievement values. The pattern of correlations between empathy and the 10 values was closely associated with the predicted rank order of the correlations based on the Schwartz value system, but also varied slightly between a non-religious university (n = 284)and a religious university (n = 179).
empathy, benevolence, values, emotions
Individual Differences Research
Individual Differences Association
BALLIET, Daniel Patrick, JOIREMAN, Jeff, DANIELS, Denise, & GEORGE-FALVY, Jane.(2008). Empathy and the Schwartz Value System: A Test of an Integrated Hypothesis. Individual Differences Research, 6(4), 269-279.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/soss_research/607