Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Michele L. Darby
Patricia A. Damon
Lindsay L. Rettie
Call Number for Print
Special Collections LD4331.D46 S26
This investigation assessed empathy in first year, second year, and graduate dental hygiene students, and dental hygiene educators. Change in empathy levels of students and educators over one academic year was determined by taking repeated measures of the dependent variable, empathy, as measured by the Hogan Empathy Scale, A convenience sample of subjects from two universities was included in this study.
Empathy scores were compared and analyzed by a three-way analysis of variance at the .05 level of significance and also three separate one-way analyses, Results established that graduate students and educators score significantly higher in empathy than first and second year students, and that empathy scores of students and educators do not significantly change over a one academic year period. Results also established that empathy scores do not significantly differ between the two universities, and that an interaction effect is associated with the second year students.
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Sanderlin, Claudia H..
"Relationship Between the Empathy Levels of Dental Hygiene Students and Their Teachers"
(1981). Master of Science (MS), Thesis, Dental Hygiene, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/dc4a-z042