Susceptibility to empathy and its relationship to emotional maturity among university students (An applied study on students of the college of education, university of Diyala, Iraq, 2020 AD)

Volume 2, Issue 2, Article 1 - 2021

Authors: Ghassan Ghazanfar Hamid;Maki Babiker Saeed Dewa;Al-Fatih Mustafa Suleiman Al-Kanani

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The capacity for empathy represents an emotional experience that affects human life in facing problems and difficulties and providing assistance to those we feel that needs it, and in fact it represents an essential component of human life, in addition to its impact on their psychological health. The present study aimed to uncover the relationship between the capacity for empathy and emotional maturity among university students, and in order to achieve the objectives of the current study, the researcher built a scale of sympathy capacity according to according to the researcher also built the scale of emotional maturity according to the definition of (CATEL), and the researcher verified One of the psychometric characteristics of the two study scales, and the basic study sample reached (400) students from Diyala University for the morning study, for the academic year (2019-2020), and they were selected according to the random stratified method of equal distribution, and the data were processed statistically using the package program Statisticians for Social Sciences (SPSS). Several results were reached, including: Among them: There is a tendency of sympathy among the individuals of the study sample that is statistically significant in favor of university students. There are statistically significant differences in the susceptibility of empathy according to the gender variable and in favor of females. The study recommends making use of the results of the current study by educational counselors. It also recommends that researchers in the field of psychology make use of the measure of the susceptibility of empathy in order to diagnose the susceptibility of empathy. The necessity of creating a positive academic environment for university students to help increase their self-confidence when they encounter problems. The study suggests conducting a number of researches on the variable susceptibility to empathy in daily life and society in order to identify its degree and the possibility of developing it in a way that serves societies.

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Hamid, Ghassan et al. (2021). Susceptibility to Empathy and its Relationship to Emotional Maturity among University Students (An applied Study on Students of the College of Education, University of Diyala, Iraq, 2020 AD). International Journal of Childhood, Counselling and Special Education, 2(2): 67-84