Measuring Empathy in Female Hygiene Students
Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Kathleen E. Russell
Michele L. Darby
Lindsay L. Rettie
Call Number for Print
Special Collections LD4331.D46M37
The aim of this investigation was to assess empathy in female dental hygiene admissions candidates and first and second year dental hygiene students. A convenience sample of subjects from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia; the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, were included within the study.
Data were organized according to a 3 x 3 factorial research design with educational setting and student status as the non-manipulated independent variables. The dependent variable, empathy, was measured by the Hogan Empathy Scale.
Three group, two-way analysis of variance yielded no statistically significant empathy differences among levels of dental hygiene students. Results indicated a statistically significant empathy difference among dental hygiene students from the three educational settings. Additionally, no statistically significant interaction was observed among levels of dental hygiene students and their educational setting as measured by empathy scores. All comparisons were at the 0.05 level of significance.
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Mason, Patricia R..
"Measuring Empathy in Female Hygiene Students"
(1979). Master of Science (MS), Thesis, Dental Hygiene, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/hz82-qr89