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PS25P-03-249

The relationship between multidimensional empathy and nursery traits regarding students in the kindergarten and nursery-school teacher education courses

[Speaker] Kino, Kazuyo:1
[Co-author] Takahashi, Yasuko:2, Uchida, Chiharu:3
1:Miyagi Gakuin Women's University (Japan), 2:Aichi University of Education (Japan), 3:Kyoei University (Japan)

The purpose of this study was to explore the dimensions of empathy related to aptitude for kindergarten and nursery school teachers. A self-report questionnaire, including the Multidimensional Empathy Scale (MES) and the Nursery Trait Inventory (NTI), was administered to seventy-two female undergraduates in the kindergarten and nursery-school teacher education courses. MES was constructed with the five subscales; Other-Oriented Emotional Reactivity (OR), Self-Oriented Emotional Reactivity (SR), Emotional Susceptibility (SE), Perspective Taking (PT), and Fantasy (FA). Correlational analysis revealed that the OR and PT were positively related to altruistic, responsiveness, and nurturing scales in NTI. PT was also positively correlated with the logical thinking scale. On the other hand, SR and SE were negatively related to sociability and power of action scales, i.e. behavioral forwardness, in NTI. These results will contribute to future research on compassion fatigue of kindergarten and nursery school teachers.
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