About the Measure

Domains Emotional Intelligence (mixed and trait), Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Callousness; Uncaring; Unemotional
Description Provide a comprehensive assessment of callous and unemotional traits. These traits have proven to be important for designating a distinct subgroup group of antisocial and aggressive youth. The ICU has three subscales: Callousness, Uncaring, and Unemotional.
Example I express my feelings openly
Link http://labs.uno.edu/developmental-psychopathology/ICU.html

Implementation details

No. of items 24
Format Likert
Respondent Multiple
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 13-17
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .68-.83
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 3-factor solutio
CFA 3-factor bifactor model
Chi-square(187)= 343.52
CFI = .87
RMSEA = .06
Criterion validity r= .45 with antisocial behaviour; r= -.47 with prosocial beliefs
Construct validity r= [.07,.55] with Child Behaviour Checklist; r= [.20,.49] with emotion regulation; r= [.16,.36] with depression; r= [.09,.57] with loneliness; r= [-.60,.33] with Self-Other Immeasurables Scale; r= [.37,.41] with aggression
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Berg, J. M., Lilienfeld, S. O., Reddy, S. D., Latzman, R. D., Roose, A., Craighead, L. W., & Raison, C. L. (2013). The inventory of callous and unemotional traits: A construct-validational analysis in an at-risk sample. Assessment, 20(5), 532-544. doi:10.1177/1073191112474338
Kimonis, E. R., Frick, P. J., Skeem, J. L., Marsee, M. A., Cruise, K., Munoz, L. C., & Morris, A. S. (2008). Assessing callous–unemotional traits in adolescent offenders: Validation of the Inventory of Callous–Unemotional Traits. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 31(3), 241-252. doi:10.1016/j.ijlp.2008.04.002
Roose, A., Bijttbier, P., Decoene, S., Claes, L., & Frick, P.J. (2010). Assessing the affective features of psychopathy in adolescence: A further validation of the Inventory of Callous and Unemotional Traits. Assessment, 17(1) 44-57.doi:10.1177/1073191109344153