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Estudos Interdisciplinares em Psicologia

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FORMIGA, Nilton S. et al. Reliability of the factor structure of the Multidimensional Scale of Interpersonal Reactivity (EMRI). Est. Inter. Psicol. [online]. 2013, vol.4, n.1, pp. 64-79. ISSN 2236-6407.

This study aims to check the internal consistency and factor structure evaluative of the empathy scale in a high school and college sample in the state of Minas Gerais. The instruments that measure empathy can be easily found, however, of the existing, just multidimensional scale of interpersonal reactivity (Emri) is the theoretical framework that has far more and better organized, and the scale that is most commonly used to assess this construct. Participated 488 subjects, male and female, with ages from 14-54 years old, distributed in primary and college levels in Patrocínio-MG composed this study sample. The subjects answered the Multidimensional Scale of Interpersonal Reactivity and socio-demographic data. From an equation analysis and structural modeling were observed psychometric indicators that assured the structural consistency of the scale, promoting in the security of the measure theoretical construct of empathy.

Keywords : trust; structural modeling; empathy; youth.

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