Measuring individual differences in empathy: Evidence for a multidimensional approach.

  title={Measuring individual differences in empathy: Evidence for a multidimensional approach.},
  author={Mark H. Davis},
  journal={Journal of Personality and Social Psychology},
  • Mark H. Davis
  • Published 1983
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
To facilitate a multidimensional approach to empathy the Interpersonal Reactivity Index (IRI) includes 4 subscales: Perspective-Taking (PT) Fantasy (FS) Empathic Concern (EC) and Personal Distress (PD). The aim of the present study was to establish the convergent and discriminant validity of these 4 subscales. Hypothesized relationships among the IRI subscales between the subscales and measures of other psychological constructs (social functioning self-esteem emotionality and sensitivity to… 

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