About the Measure

Domains Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Perspective Taking; Fantasy; Empathic concern; Personal distress
Description A new individual difference measure assessing four aspects of empathy, two of which may be termed cognitive and two that refer to the respondents' emotional reactivity.
Example I sometimes try to understand my friends better by imagining how things look from their perspective
Link https://www.eckerd.edu/psychology/iri/

Implementation details

No. of items 28
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 11-18
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .67-.87
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Not reported
CFA 4-factor model
Early/late adolescent samples
SB-Chi-square(48)= 78.69/94.20
CFI= .96/.96
RMSEA= .05/.07
SRMR= .05/.05
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not Applicable (NA)
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Hawk, S. T., Keijsers, L., Branje, S. J., Graaff, J. V. D., Wied, M. D., & Meeus, W. (2013). Examining the interpersonal reactivity index (IRI) among early and late adolescents and their mothers. Journal of Personality Assessment, 95(1), 96-106. doi:10.1080/00223891.2012.696080