Predictors of empathy in women social workers

Selwyn Stanley, G. Mettilda Buvaneswari, A. Meenakshi

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SummaryThis study explored the manifestation of reflective ability, emotional intelligence and empathy in 120 women social workers in Tiruchirappalli, India. A cross-sectional quantitative design was used and the Emotional Intelligence Scale, Groningen Reflective Ability Scale and the Empathy Assessment Index were administered to assess the manifestation of these dimensions. Multiple regression analysis was used to identify predictors of empathy.FindingsBased on mean scores, the majority of respondents were classified as being ?high? in terms of emotional intelligence and reflective ability. Respondents of different age groups showed a significant difference in terms of the manifestation of empathy. Age, self-reflection and appraisal and expression of emotions were extracted as significant predictors of empathy.ApplicationThe article discusses the importance of these professional attributes for effective practice and the role of academic institutions and social work organisations in fostering the development of these dimensions in social work practitioners.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Social Work
Early online date19 Aug 2018
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 19 Aug 2018

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Keywords

  • India
  • Social work
  • emotional intelligence
  • empathy
  • reflective ability
  • social workers

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Stanley, Selwyn ; Mettilda Buvaneswari, G. ; Meenakshi, A. / Predictors of empathy in women social workers. In: Journal of Social Work. 2018.
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