Empathy: Is it the Missing Independent Dispositional Variable in the Study of Innovative Behavior?

@inproceedings{Auer2015EmpathyII,
  title={Empathy: Is it the Missing Independent Dispositional Variable in the Study of Innovative Behavior?},
  author={Emma Auer},
  year={2015}
}
One psychological variable has not been studied in relation to innovativeness. That is empathic skill or social acuity. This study tested a sample of 763 female respondents for ownership of products warranted by the respondents as innovations. Scores on social acuity and opinion leadership were also collected and related to scores on ownership of products warranted by respondents as innovative as well as to those which respondents found noninnovative. Social acuity scores produced higher… CONTINUE READING