How empathetic the students in higher education at Hooghly district are?
Empathy is the mental ability to recognize or feel another people’s good or bad experiences similar with them. The researcher considered empathy as an important life skill during the study. Present study directed to investigate the existing status of empathy among the students in higher education at Hooghly district in terms of various socio-demographic variables. Cross-sectional survey method was implemented among 129 participants with the help of ‘The Toronto Empathy’ questionnaire. Major findings conceded that gender, habitat was found significant at 0.01 level (p<0.01). Father’s occupation and medium of instruction had showed variation on empathy at 0.05 level (p<0.05). Further, the researcher concluded that empathy as an important life skill can be developed through proper life skills education.