Document Type : Research Paper


1 Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran

2 Warsaw University, Poland


Following the introduction of the concepts of apathy, sympathy, empathy, metapathy, and their correspondence with emotioncy, the present study aimed to present the concept of transpathy, and its respective type of concern, transvolvement, as the highest level of concern about others. Additionally, it sought to investigate which types of emotions are typically experienced with different concern types, and which one is deemed as the most desirable one among students. As the first step, five different scenarios measured the emotions experienced by each type of concern (i.e., apathy, sympathy, empathy, metapathy, and transpathy). The scenarios’ validity was verified with the consolation of professionals. The data obtained from 104 participants revealed that transpathy enjoys the highest percentage of positive emotions, and subsequently, transpathic teachers are deemed as the most successful ones. However, despite being overly concerned, negative emotions were also attributed to metapathatic and transpathic teachers, reaffirming the friction previously mentioned in studies.