Title

Empathy and the Schwartz Value System: A Test of an Integrated Hypothesis

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

12-2008

Abstract

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).

Keywords

empathy, benevolence, values, emotions

Discipline

Social Psychology

Research Areas

Psychology

Publication

Individual Differences Research

Volume

6

Issue

4

First Page

269

Last Page

279

ISSN

1541-745X

Publisher

Individual Differences Association

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