AN EXAMINATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TEACHERS' PROFESSIONAL SELF-ESTEEM AND EMPATHIC SKILLS


Ceylan R. , Bicakci M. Y. , Gursoy F., Aral N.

SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY, vol.37, no.5, pp.679-682, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.2224/sbp.2009.37.5.679
  • Title of Journal : SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY
  • Page Numbers: pp.679-682

Abstract

The relationship between teachers' professional self-esteem and empathic skills was assessed. Participants were 216 female teachers working in preschools in the city center of Ankara. Data were gathered using a general information form; the Scale for Professional Self-Esteem (Aricak, 1999) was used to measure teachers' professional self-esteem; and empathic skills were measured with the Scale for Empathic Skills - B Form (Dokmen, 1988). A positive relationship was found between teachers' professional self-esteem and empathic skills (r = .17, p > .05).