A Study on Creative Arts Therapists’ Human Rights Sensitivity
Human rights sensitivity was measured in this study using the Human Rights Sensitivity Scale for college students and adults (NHRCK, 2002) developed by the National Human Rights Commission of Korea(NHRCK). The human rights sensitivity scale consists of situational awareness, awareness of consequences, and responsibility awareness. Situational awareness refers to interpreting and accepting human rights issues in a specific human rights context. Awareness of consequences is the ability to infer the consequent effects of human rights advocacy on others, including having emotional empathy. Lastly, responsibility awareness refers to being aware of one’s moral responsibility in actions related to human rights. The scale presents 10 cases involving human rights issues. There are three categories within each case, representing situational awareness, awareness of consequences, and responsibility awareness, divided into questions on human rights and human rights abuses, totaling 60 questions. Each question is measured on a Likert scale ranging from “not important at all” (1 point) to “absolutely important” (5 points), with each case measuring 0–15 points where a higher score indicates a higher sensitivity to human rights. In this test question, question I is situational awareness, question II is awareness of consequences, and question III measures responsibility awareness. One of the questions on the measurement of situational awareness, awareness of consequences, and responsibility awareness is not related to human rights sensitivity, and the other is related to human rights sensitivity. Among the answers to the questions in each story, only if the response to the human rights sensitivity question is greater than the response to other value questions is selected and a score is given to the human rights sensitivity question. If the response to other value questions is higher than the response to the human rights sensitivity question, 0 points are given. Since college students and adults are on a 5-point scale, they can get a minimum of 0 to a maximum of 5 points per question, and since there are three questions per case, they can get a minimum of 0 to a maximum of 15 points per case. Therefore, there are 10 cases for college students and adults, so you can get a minimum of 0 to a maximum of 150.
National Research Foundation of Korea