About the Measure

Domains Emotional Intelligence (mixed and trait), Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
Subscales Emotion attribution accuracy; Emotion attribution biases: 1 for each of sad, happy, fear, anger, no feeling
Description This instrument contains three sections: the first two (situations and behaviours) require children to rate how characters in item statements feel, choosing from happy, sad, mad, scared or no feeling, while the final part requires to them to identify the same emotions from given photographs.
Example Kelly just finished coloring a picture. You tell her that it looks “nice.” “Do you think Kelly feels happy, sad, mad, scared, or
Link https://www.cambridge.org/core/services/aop-cambridge-core/content/view/953D415A967CC9EEBF054F31EEE7C3EB/S0954579404044566a.pdf/childrens_emotion_processing_relations_to_emotionality_and_aggression.pdf

Implementation details

No. of items 56
Format Nominal
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 5-8
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .46-.70
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Not reported
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Emotion Attribution Accuracy correlated to Happiness measured as an aggregated index from a sociometric interview/ Differential Emotions Scale, partial r= .19; The anger attribution bias was also related to an index of anger, partial r= .17 and peer-nominated sadness, partial r= .15; The fear attribution bias was related to teacher-reported fear, partial r= .16; The no feeling attribution bias was related to peer-nominated fear, partial r= .15
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Schultz, D., Izard, C. E., & Bear, G. (2004). Children's emotion processing: Relations to emotionality and aggression. Development and Psychopathology, 16(2), 371-387. doi:10.1017/s0954579404044566