In this study, it is aimed to examine the empathic tendency and conflict resolution styles of individuals in the divorce process. The population of the study consisted of 114 participants whose divorce cases were ongoing. After the questions in the 'Personal Information Form' were asked to the participants, the 'Empathic Tendency Scale' and the 'Conflict Resolution Styles Scale' were applied. In the study, the correlation between empathic tendency and conflict resolution styles and demographic variables in the personal information form were examined. SPSS 25.0 program was used in the analysis of the data obtained, and independent sample t-test, analysis of variance, Kruskall-Wallis, Mann Whitney-U and correlation analysis were performed in order to analyze the demographic characteristics of the participants and the data obtained from the scales. Correlation analysis model was used in the research. As a result of the research, it was revealed that there was a significant correlation between the empathic tendency levels and their conflict resolution styles of the participants. While the scores of the participants from the empathic tendency scale did not differ according to age, education level, type of marriage, duration of marriage, number of children and age difference between spouses, it was determined that there were significant differences based on gender and desire to divorce. It was found that the scores obtained from the conflict resolution styles scale did not differ according to the gender, education level and willingness to divorce of the participants. In addition, a significant relationship was found between the empathic disposition levels of empathic participants and their conflict resolution styles. The research findings were discussed within the framework of the relevant literature and suggestions were made to researchers and practitioners for future studies.
Divorce, Empathy, Conflict Resolution Styles