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Abbasi M, Tabatabaee S M. The Mediating Role of Working Memory in the Relationship Between Problem Solving and Empathy. RJMS 2023; 30 (6)
URL: http://rjms.iums.ac.ir/article-1-7880-en.html
Semnan University , s.mosatabatabaee@semnan.ac.ir
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Introduction: This research was conducted in order to investigate the mediating role of working memory in the relationship between problem solving and empathy.
Methods: The research method of this study was descriptive-correlation. The participants of this research included 500 students of Zahedan city in the academic year of 1400-1401, who were selected by cluster sampling method. In order to collect data, problem solving questionnaire(PSI), empathy questionnaire and working memory questionnaire(WMQ) were used. Descriptive and inferential statistical methods such as Pearson correlation and structural equation modeling were used to analyze the data using Spss-26 and Amos-24 software.
Results: The findings showed that the direct path of problem solving to working memory (0.411) is positive and significant, and the direct path of working memory to cognitive emotional empathy (0.011) is not significant. The direct path of problem solving to cognitive emotional empathy (-0.372) is negative and significant. The indirect effect of problem solving on empathy mediated by working memory is not significant.
Conclusion: In general, the results of the research show that whether empathy can be influenced through this mediating variable, it needs more investigations and it is necessary to pay attention to the role of other cognitive functions effective in empathy.
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Clinical Psychiatry

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