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The Effects of Multicultural Experience on Empathy in Adolescents: Focused on Mediating Effect of Multicultural Acceptance and Cultural Empathy

청소년의 다문화경험이 공감능력에 미치는 영향: 다문화수용성과 문화적 공감의 매개효과를 중심으로

  • Received : 2017.02.27
  • Accepted : 2017.04.20
  • Published : 2017.04.28

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship among multicultural experience, multicultural acceptance, cultural empathy, and empathy in adolescents. Moreover, the study attempted to reveal that how multicultural experience had an effect on empathy and whether multicultural acceptance and cultural empathy had an indirect effect. Based on previous researches, a study model was established. Data were collected and analyzed from 266 adolescents. The results were as follows. There was positive correlation between main variables and adolescents' multicultural experience had an effect on empathy via the path of mediating multicultural acceptance and cultural empathy. Therefore, it was suggested to develop programs which improve multicultural acceptance and cultural empathy. However, they should be offered differentially and implemented sustainedly in stages.

Keywords

Adolescents;Multicultural experience;Multicultural acceptance;Cultural empathy;Empathy

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국연구재단

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