About the Measure

Domains Emotional Intelligence (mixed and trait), Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3
Subscales Total; Empathy; Norm
Description Measures the altruistic orientation of children, referencing the empathetic and normative approaches to altruism.
Example I feel unhappy when I see a child fall down and bleed
Link http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/00207599108247163

Implementation details

No. of items 24
Format Dichotomous
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 7-12
Cost single purchase Free - Available
Cost per child Free - Available

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .73-.81
Test retest 20 days, r= .70
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Not reported
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity r= .17 with self-esteem (Coopersmith); r= [-.33,.29] with personality (Eysenck); r= [.24,.48] with Classroom Environment Scale; r= [-.37,.35] with Adolescent Behaviour Questionnaire
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Ma, H. K., & Leung, M. C. (1991). Altruistic orientation in children: Construction and validation of the Child Altruism Inventory. International Journal of Psychology, 26(6), 745-759. doi:10.1080/00207599108247163