The Examination of Empathetic Skill Levels of Primary Education Teachers Regarding Socio-Demographic Variables and Their Preferred Discipline Types

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PEGEM EGITIM VE OGRETIM DERGISI, cilt.5, sa.4, ss.397-418, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 5 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.14527/pegegog.2015.022
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.397-418


The aim of the research is to examine the empathetic skill levels of primary education teachers according to socio-demographic variables and their preferred discipline types. The research model is relational screening model. The data of the research were obtained from 293 primary education teachers that are employed in 40 primary schools by "Empathetic Skill Scale - B form", "Discipline Types Scale" and information collection form developed by the researcher. The results obtained from the research show that there is a significant difference between empathetic skill scores of teachers regarding age, educational level and preferred discipline types; besides the age variable predicted the empathic skill scores. It was revealed that the empathetic skill decreased with age while this skill increased with the increase of educational level. That there was a low, negative and significant correlation between the sub-dimensions of Discipline Types Scale and empathetic skill was another finding of the study. It was found that the age variable negatively and significantly predicted being at high level of empathic skill. Consequently, some suggestions were offered by utilizing the findings of the research.