The Exploration of Primary School Teacher’s Empathy Levels by Their Demographic Characteristics (Zeytinburnu-Istanbul Case)

Engin Erşen, Alev Bilen


The aim of this study was to explore the primary school teachers’ empathy levels according to their demographic characteristics. The universe of the study was composed of 591 primary school teachers serving in Zeytinburnu District of Istanbul Province in the 2018-2019 Academic Year and the sample was composed of 190 primary school teachers serving in the randomly selected schools. Demographic Information Form and the Emphatic Skill Scale -B Form that was developed by Dökmen (1988) were used as data collection tools. Frequency, descriptive statistics, one-way variance analysis (ANOVA) and Kruskal-Wallis Variance Analysis were used to analyze the data.

In conclusion, significant differences were found between empathy levels of the teachers and the age variable at the level of 0.05 and the term of office variable at the level of 0.01. Other variables in the study, which are the type of faculty, income level, and housing type, did not show any significant differences at the level of 0.05.

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