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Development of a Swedish Version of the Scale of Ethnocultural Empathy
Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Linköping University.
Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Linköping University.
2011 (English)In: Psychology, ISSN 2152-7180, Vol. 2, no 6, 568-573 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The development and establishment of a Swedish translation of the Scale of Ethnocultural Empathy (SEE) was investigated in a sample of 788 participants. The SEE is a self-report instrument and is used to measure empathy directed toward people from ethnic cultural groups who are different from the respondent’s own ethnocultural group. Principal components factor analyses and confirmatory factor analyses (CFA) provided evidence for a four-factor structure. The factors were Acceptance of Cultural Differences, Communicative Ethnocultural Em-pathy, Ethnocultural Empathic Awareness, and Intellectual Ethnocultural Empathy. The factors were moderately intercorrelated, and additional correlational analyses showed convergent validity in high correlations between the four factors and the two subscales Empathic Concern and Perspective Taking of the Interpersonal Reactivity Index (IRI). Possible applications of this scale in a healthcare context are discussed.

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Scientific Research Publishing, 2011. Vol. 2, no 6, 568-573 p.
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ethnocultural empathy, confirmatory factor analysis, empathy, explorative factor analysis
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-72401DOI: 10.4236/psych.2011.26087OAI: diva2:496683
We would like to thank Helena Dedic for her valuable suggestions regarding statistical analyses.Available from: 2012-02-10 Created: 2012-02-10 Last updated: 2012-04-20Bibliographically approved

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