Adaptação da Escala de Empatia com Animais (EEA) para a população portuguesa

Ana Emauz, Augusta Gaspar, Francisco Esteves, Susana Fonseca Carvalhosa

Resumo


O interesse pelo estudo das relações entre humanos e animais tem vindo a crescer nos últimos anos, mas a empatia para com animais é um tema ainda recente na literatura, levando a uma maior necessidade de desenvolver instrumentos adequados para a medir. A Escala de Empatia para com Animais (EEA, Paul, 2000) é o instrumento mais utilizado, tendo por isso sido escolhido para o presente estudo. Através de uma análise exploratória e confirmatória obteve-se um modelo estrutural com dois componentes, denominados de Desvinculação Emocional (DE) e Preocupação Empática com os Animais (PEA). A estrutura final reporta um modelo bem ajustado, com um bom nível de consistência interna, tanto da escala global, como das suas subescalas. Foi encontrada uma correlação positiva entre a EEA e outra escala de empatia traço dirigida a humanos (IRI), o que  veio reforçar a validade de construto deste instrumento para a sua utilização no panorama nacional.


Palavras-chave


Validação; Escala; Empatia; Animais

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