| Published: June 25, 2015
Exploring the Relationship between Spiritual Personality and Emotional Empathy among Medical and Unani Students
This study was conducted to discover the relationship between spiritual personality and emotional empathy among medical and unani students. The target population consisted of students from faculty of medicine of JNMC (Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh, UP) and faculty of unani of AKTC (Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College, Aligarh, UP). The sample comprised of 100 participants (50 female and 50 male) whose age range was from 24 to 27 years. Out of 100 participants, 50 students were from MBBS course and the remaining 50 students were from BUMS course. The participants were selected by simple random sampling method. Data were obtained through Spiritual Personality Inventory (SPI) developed by Husain, Luqman and Jahan (2012) and Emotional Empathy Scale (EES) developed by Mehrabian and Epstein (l972). The data were analyzed by means of Pearson Product-Moment Correlation. SPSS 16.0 version was used to analyze the data. The obtained results indicated that in the MBBS male and female students, and BUMS male students only, spiritual personality is related to emotional empathy. The findings suggested that students of helping profession with spiritual personality express more empathic attitude toward others which is essential for speedy recovery of the patients.
This is an Open Access Research distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any Medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
© 2015 I A Ahmad
Received: March 22, 2015; Revision Received: April 19, 2015; Accepted: June 25, 2015
Published in Volume 02, Issue 3, April-June, 2015