dc.contributor.authorTan, Ler Theng
dc.contributor.authorQuek, Jocelyn Shu Fen
dc.contributor.authorOh, Ivy Siew Hwee
dc.description.abstractResearch on the relation of empathy and utilitarian moral response has been developing in the last decade but findings have been inconsistent. Additionally, while empirical research suggests that empathy is differentially related to utilitarian moral response on a spectrum of participant and study variables, a systematic synthesis of the current studies has yet to be conducted. Therefore, the present meta-analysis examined the relationship between empathy and utilitarian moral response, as well as possible moderation effects using 6,349 participants from a total of 20 studies. Overall, a significant negative correlation was found between empathy and utilitarian moral response. In addition, moderation effects were found for (a) researchers’ measurement of moral response (i.e., binary alternative, Likert scale); (b) measurement of empathy (i.e., whether empathy was directly measured and the component of empathy measured); (c) conceptualisation of moral dilemmas (i.e., use of personal force and benefit recipient in dilemmas); (d) research settings (i.e., laboratory, non-laboratory); and (e) age of participants. No significant moderation effects were found for researchers’ conceptualisation of moral response (i.e., judgment, choice) and gender. The limitations of current research and implications for future research are also discussed.en_US
dc.format.extent53 p.en_US
dc.rightsNanyang Technological University
dc.subjectDRNTU::Social sciencesen_US
dc.titleA meta-analysis on the relation of empathy and utilitarian moral responseen_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorHo Moon-Ho Ringoen_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Artsen_US

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