Analysis of factors that affect the empathy level of mathematics FMIPA UI students

M. A. Syarif, R. Setiadi, S. M. Soemartojo

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Mathematics students of FMIPA UI are required to have responsibility in behaving accordance to the society norms, highly intellectual, set a good example to the society, and have a high sense of empathy. Empathy causes students have feeling, understanding, and caring for others. Therefore, empathy has to be developed. Empathy has four dimensions namely perspective taking, fantasy, empathic concern, and personal distress. The purpose of this study is finding factors that affect the empathy level of Mathematics FMIPA UI students. If the factors can be found, so the empathy level can be increased. Population in this research is Mathematics FMIPA UI students in generation of 2012-2016 with active status of academic year 2017/2018. The number of all students is 513 people. The data were collected by distributing questionnaires to 170 mathematics students of FMIPA UI who have been selected as sample. The sampling method used here is Simple Random Sampling (SRS). The main method that is used in this study is Partial Least Square (PLS). From the data analysis, it is found that the factor that give most affect on Mathematics FMIPA UI students' empathy level is fantasy. Other factors that also affect empathy level of Mathematics FMIPA UI students are perspective taking, empathic concern, personal distress, parenting patterns, and gender.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012020
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jan 2021
Event2nd Basic and Applied Sciences Interdisciplinary Conference 2018, BASIC 2018 - Depok, Indonesia
Duration: 3 Aug 20184 Aug 2018


  • Empathy
  • K-Means Cluster
  • Partial Least Square (PLS)


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