ERIC Number: ED204828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of the Concurrent Validity of Three Types of Empathy Measures.
Northouse, Peter G.
Empathy has been defined, operationalized, and assessed in many different ways. A study was conducted to determine whether selected empathy measures actually measured a similar construct when they were applied in interpersonal communication settings. The five measures chosen for analysis were those typically used by researchers to assess predictive empathy, perceived empathy, and self-report empathy. A correlational analysis was applied to data collected from 90 college students enrolled in a basic interpersonal communication course. The results indicated that none of the five measures was strongly or moderately correlated with any of the other measures. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Interpersonal Communication
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Central States Speech Association (Chicago, IL, April 9-11, 1981).