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From: To be or not to be empathic: the combined role of empathic concern and perspective taking in understanding burnout in general practice

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Interaction Between Perspective Taking and Empathic Concern to Explain Burnout Frequencies. PT = Perspective Taking; EC = Empathic Concern. Perspective Taking and Empathic Concern were dichotomized at the median. Low Perspective Taking = score ≤ 53, n = 153; High Perspective Taking = score > 53, n = 141; Low Empathic Concern = score ≤ 46, n = 151; High Empathic Concern = score < 46, n = 143. We divided the participants into four groups based on the distribution of their empathy scores: (1) low Empathic Concern–low Perspective Taking (n = 99), (2) low Empathic Concern–high Perspective Taking (n = 52), (3) high Empathic Concern–low Perspective Taking (n = 54) and (4) high Empathic Concern–high Perspective Taking (n = 89). Percentage of extreme burnout for low Empathic Concern–low Perspective Taking, low Empathic Concern–high Perspective Taking, high Empathic Concern–low Perspective Taking and high Empathic Concern–high Perspective Taking was 33%, 22%, 32% and 11% respectively.

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