Empathy, guilt, and gender: a comparison of two measures of guilt.

@article{Silfver2007EmpathyGA,
  title={Empathy, guilt, and gender: a comparison of two measures of guilt.},
  author={Mia Silfver and Klaus Helkama},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of psychology},
  year={2007},
  volume={48 3},
  pages={239-46}
}
The relations of empathy with two measures of guilt were examined in a sample of 13- to 16-year-olds (N= 113). Empathy was measured using Davis's IRI and guilt by Tangney's TOSCA and Hoffman's semi-projective story completion method that includes two different scenarios, guilt over cheating and guilt over inaction. Empathy correlated more strongly with both measures of guilt than the two measures correlated with each other. For boys, cognitive perspective-taking was a stronger predictor for… CONTINUE READING