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EXAMINING THE MEDIATING EFFECTS OF MINDFULNESS ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SOCIAL DOMINANCE ORIENTATION AND EMPATHY: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY

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Title:EXAMINING THE MEDIATING EFFECTS OF MINDFULNESS ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SOCIAL DOMINANCE ORIENTATION AND EMPATHY: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY
Authors:Juberg, Michael
Contributors:Masuda, Akihiko (advisor)
Psychology (department)
Keywords:Clinical psychology
empathy
mindfulness
social dominance orientation
Date Issued:2020
Publisher:University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Abstract:Critical to the understanding of empathy are the antecedents and mediating factors that may affect the capacity to relate to the experiences of others. Social dominance orientation (SDO), an individual’s degree of preference for inequality among social groups, is found to be associated with a range of socioemotional, political, behavioral, and neurophysiological factors, including empathy. This cross-sectional study examined whether mindfulness partially mediated the association between SDO and empathy in an ethnically diverse sample of undergraduates (N=283) through a web-based survey. Results revealed that mindfulness was not a mediator in this relationship. However, exploratory analyses showed that mindfulness and its observing, describing, and nonreactivity facets were significant associated with the perspective taking and personal distress facets of empathy. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Pages/Duration:62 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/73377
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Appears in Collections: M.A. - Psychology


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