About the Measure

Domains Emotional Intelligence (mixed and trait)
Key stages Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3
Subscales This is a unidimensional measure
Description A self-report measure of empathic attitudes (modifiable knowledge structures that influence behavioural choice) towards peers, teachers, other children, animals, or other people.
Example Seeing a kid who is crying makes me feel like crying
Link http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0193397308000075

Implementation details

No. of items 15
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 10-12
Cost single purchase Available in jou
Cost per child Available in jou

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .75-.77
Test retest 3 months, r= .61
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Not reported
CFA Modified Single-factor model
Chi-square(89) = 110.702
p = .06
CFI = .97
RMSEA = .03
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity r= .57 with Bryant empathy; r= .39 with prosocial behaviour (Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire)
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Funk, J., Fox, C., Chan, M., & Curtiss, K. (2008). The development of the Children's Empathic Attitudes Questionnaire using classical and Rasch analyses. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 29(3), 187-196. doi:10.1016/j.appdev.2008.02.005

Vilte, L., Moreno, J. E., Castillo-Gualda, R., Lecuona, Ó., Garcia-Rubio, C., & Rodriguez-Carvajal, R. (2016). Psychometric properties of the Spanish validation of the children's empathic attitudes questionnaires (CEAQ). Testing, Psychometrics, Methodology in Applied Psychology, 23(3), 365-376. doi:10.4473/TPM23.3.7