About the Measure

Domains Emotional Intelligence (mixed and trait)
Key stages Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
Subscales Differentiating emotions; Bodily awareness of emotion; Communication of emotions; Not hiding emotions; Attending to others’ emotions;  Analysis of own emotions
Description Developed with the aim of identifying how children and adolescents feel or think about their feelings. Reflects key concepts of emotional awareness, including six scale: differentiating emotions, bodily awareness of emotion, communication of emotions, acting out emotions, attending to others' emotions, and analysis of own emotions.
Example I find it difficult to explain to a friend how I feel
Link http://media.leidenuniv.nl/legacy/EAQ30.pdf

Implementation details

No. of items 30
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 8-16
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .64-.77
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 5-factor oblique
CFA Chi-square(1203) = 2162.79
CFI = .91
RMSEA = .021
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity r= [-.35,.06] with somatic complaints (Somatic Complaints List ); r= [-.43,.15] with Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents; r= [-.48,.18] with worry/rumination; r= [.12,.52] with emotional intelligence (Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire)
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References 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. (2011). Cross-validation of the Emotion Awareness Questionnaire for children in three populations. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 29(5), 418-427. doi:10.1177/0734282910390013
Lahaye, M., Luminet, O., Van Broeck, N., Bodart, E., & Mikolajczak, M. (2010). Psychometric properties of the emotion awareness questionnaire for children in a French-speaking population. Journal of Personality Assessment, 92(4), 317-326. doi:10.1080/00223891.2010.482003