About the Measure

Domains Emotional Intelligence (mixed and trait), Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
Subscales Differentiating emotions; Verbal sharing of emotions; Bodily awareness of emotions; Acting out emotions; Analyses of emotions; Attention to others’ emotions
Description The EAQ was developed with the aim of identifying how children and adolescents feel or think about their feelings. The current version of the EAQ is designed with a six-factor structure describing six aspects of emotional functioning: Differentiating Emotions, Verbal Sharing of Emotions, Bodily Awareness of Emotions, Acting Out Emotions, Analyses of Emotions, Attention to Others' Emotions.
Example I find it difficult to explain to a friend how I feel
Link http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886906004636

Implementation details

No. of items 30
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 30
Age 8-16
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms Yes
Cronbach's α .64-.77
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 6-factor oblique
CFA Multigroup (3 countries) 6-factor model
Chi-square(1203)= 2162.79
CFI= .91
RMSEA= .02
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity r= [-.30,-.02] with Children's Depression Inventory; r= [.07,.42] with Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (TEIQue-ASF)
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Rieffe, C., Meerum Terwogt, M., Petrides, K.V., Cowan, C., Miers, A.C., Tolland, A. (2007). Psychometric properties of the Emotion Awareness Questionnaire for children. Personality and Individual Differences, 43(1), 95-105. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2006.11.015
Rieffe, C., Oosterveld, P., Miers, A. C., Terwogt, M. M., & Ly, V. (2008). Emotion awareness and internalising symptoms in children and adolescents: The Emotion Awareness Questionnaire revised. Personality and Individual Differences, 45(8), 756-761. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2008.08.001
Lahaye, M., Mikolajczak, M., Rieffe, C., Villanueva, L., Van Broeck, N., Bodart, E., & Luminet, O. (2010). Cross-validation of the Emotion Awareness Questionnaire for Children in Three Populations. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 29(5), 418–427. doi:10.1177/0734282910390013
Camodeca, M., & Rieffe, C. (2013). Validation of the Italian Emotion Awareness Questionnaire for children and adolescents. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 10(3), 402-409. doi:10.1080/17405629.2012.694609