About the Measure

Domains Emotional Intelligence (mixed and trait), Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
Subscales Empathising; Systemising
Description The EQ/SQ is a 55 likert-type item parent-report questionnaire measuring a child's tendency towards both empathising and systemising.
Example My child likes to look after other people
Link https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Simon_Baron-Cohen/publication/26298479_The_Children's_Empathy_Quotient_and_Systemizing_Quotient_Sex_Differences_in_Typical_Development_and_in_Autism_Spectrum_Conditions/links/00b7d5140af2f137e2000000.pdf

Implementation details

No. of items 55
Format Likert
Respondent Parent
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 4-11
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms Yes
Cronbach's α .78-.93
Test retest 6 months, r= [.84,.86]
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Not reported
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Auyeung, B., et al. (2009). The children’s empathy quotient and systemizing quotient: Sex differences in typical development and in autism spectrum conditions. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 39(11), 1509-1521. doi:10.1007/s10803-009-0772-x

Wakabayashi, A. (2013). Individual differences in empathizing and systemizing in Japanese children: Psychometric properties of the children's versions of the Empathy Quotient (EQ) and Systemizing Quotient (SQ). Japanese Psychological Research, 55(1), 12-19. doi:10.1111/j.1468-5884.2012.00537.x