Teachers' Self-concept and Empathy

Snežana Stojiljković, Jelisaveta Todorović, Gordana Đigić, Zvonimir Dosković
2014 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
The purpose of this study was to examine how teachers perceive themselves, precisely, what their self-concept was, and how they assessed their empathic abilities. The connection between empathy and self-concept was also examined. The study was conducted on a sample of 120 teachers from several primary and secondary schools in Serbia. The results showed that teachers had evaluated themselves positively on all of the observed dimensions of self-concept, and that the degree of their empathy had
more » ... n estimated quite highly. Almost all aspects of self-concept were connected to empathy, but it was shown that the most important predictor of high empathy was favorable self-estimation of social self-concept.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.01.313 fatcat:xowvp556k5fp5ey2ndfv3oyi5i