The Relationship between Young Children's Cognitive Empathy, Affective Empathy, Prosocial Behavior and Democratic Citizenship
This study aims to verify the relationship between young children's cognitive empathy, affective empathy,
prosocial behavior and democratic citizenship. For this study, 213 kindergarten children’s data(110 boys, 103 girls) in South
Korea were collected through their teachers. The results showed that there was significant relationships between children's
cognitive empathy, prosocial behavior, and democratic citizenship. These results suggest that educational intervention to
improve cognitive empathy, may be effective for improving children's democratic citizenship.
Index Terms - Cognitive Empathy, Affective Empathy, Prosocial Behavior, Democratic citizenship