SEVERITY OF ALTRUISM AND EMPATHY AMONG PERSONS EMPLOYED IN DIFFERENT PROFESSIONAL FIELDS OF ACTIVITY
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There can be supposed that some personal traits can make preconditions in choosing the professional orientation, so altruism and empathy expressiveness also could, despite the fact that their expressiveness can change depending from age, what also was observed in this study. The aim of the research is to study the connection between altruism and empathy expressiveness particularities in persons, who work in different professional orientation. The study selection (N = 125) consisted of working-age men (M = 35,19; SD = 10,918) and women (M = 38,98; SD = 12,611). In the study are used the following methods: The Self-Report Altruism scale, SRA (Rushton, Chrisjohn, Fekken 1981), Balanced Emotional Empathy Scale, BEES (Mehrabian, Epstein 1997). In the research found that the correlation between altruism and empathy expressiveness is significant in profession group that is based on person ñ person relationships. This study allows to draw parallels with other empathy and altruism researches, and also is observed the link between phenomenaís and their relationship with the studied professional orientations.
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