Empathy and values as predictors of care development.

  title={Empathy and values as predictors of care development.},
  author={Soile Juuj{\"a}rvi and Liisa Myyry and Kaija Pesso},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of psychology},
  volume={53 5},
This study investigates values and affective empathy as predictors for care-based moral development. Fifty-three students from a university of applied sciences were interviewed with Skoe's Ethic of Care Interview at the beginning of their studies and two years later. Value priorities were measured by Schwartz et al.'s Portrait Value Questionnaire, empathy variables by Davis' Interpersonal Reactivity Index, and feelings of sympathy were rated using a real-life moral conflict. The results showed… CONTINUE READING

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