The Relationship of Empathy with Prosocial Behavior in PMI City Volunteer KSR, Surabaya

Authors

  • Taufan Agung Prasetya Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan Hang Tuah Surabaya 60244, Indonesia
  • Sapto Dwi Anggoro Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan Hang Tuah Surabaya 60244, Indonesia
  • Ninik Ambar Sari Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan Hang Tuah Surabaya 60244, Indonesia
  • Mey Reta Purnawira Sari Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan Hang Tuah Surabaya 60244, Indonesia

Abstract

Background: The Voluntary Corps (KSR) is the spearhead of PMI in the field. KSR members must have the awareness to devote themselves to humanitarian tasks. The empathy that KSR volunteers have can motivate volunteers to help others. Volunteers who have high levels of empathy will improve their prosocial behavior. Methods: Correlation analytic research design uses a Cross Sectional study approach. Sampling research using Simple Random Sampling was dine on as many as 110 volunteers KSR PMI Surabaya City. Empathy and Prosocial Behavior Factors in volunteers were measured using an online questionnaire (via google form). Data analysis used Spearman Rho test with significance (p < 0.050). Results: The results showed that 106 (97.3%) respondents had moderate empathy, with 104 respondents having moderate prosocial behavior. About 4 other respondents have low prosocial behavior and 1 respondent has high prosocial behavior. The results also show that 3 (2.7%) respondents have low empathy with low prosocial behavior in 1 person and moderate prosocial behavior among 2 people. Spearman Rho test showed that there was a relationship between empathy and prosocial behavior in KSR PMI volunteers in Surabaya City with p value = 0.040 (p <0.050) r = 0.196. Conclusion: Empathy possessed by KSR volunteers is an important factor for prosocial behavior. The results of this study indicate that the active role of KSR volunteers is needed to motivate their colleagues and to cultivate a sense of empathy in order to grow high prosocial behavior.

Keywords:

Volunteer Corps, Empathy, Prosocial Behavior

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2022-10-01

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Prasetya, T. A., Anggoro, S. D. ., Sari, N. A. ., & Sari, M. R. P. . (2022). The Relationship of Empathy with Prosocial Behavior in PMI City Volunteer KSR, Surabaya. The Malaysian Journal of Nursing (MJN), 14(2), 26-30. Retrieved from https://ejournal.lucp.net/index.php/mjn/article/view/1738