NARRATIVE ENGAGEABILITY ON LEVELS OF EMPATHY AND EMOTION REGULATION AMONG YOUNG ADULTS: A CORRELATIONAL STUDY
The media has a strong influence on young people, particularly moving pictures or as well as other media elements. Young adults encounter a range of emotions that can be managed by watching movies, which in turn affects empathy, also known as the ability to mimic the feelings and thought processes of another person. By watching movies, this research hopes to better understand how young adults control their emotions and how that affects their sense of empathy. The study comprised young adults, defined as those between the ages of 18 and 25. The participants were chosen using a purposive sampling technique from various educational institutions. The scales used were the Emotion Regulation Questionnaire by Gross and John, the Interpersonal Reactivity Index by Davis, and the Narrative Engageability Scale by Busselle and Bilandzic. The data are statistically analysed using parametric test (Pearson Product-Moment Correlation. The results indicated a significant correlation between Narrative Engagement and Interpersonal Reactivity. No significant correlation was identified between Narrative Engagement and Emotion Regulation. The study’s implications, restrictions, and recommendations are explored in the context of the empirical data.
Narrative Engagement, Media, Empathy, Emotion Regulation