About the Measure

Domains Emotional Intelligence (mixed and trait)
Key stages Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3
Subscales Expressive reluctance; Poor awareness
Description This instrument is designed to assess lack of emotion awareness and reluctance to express emotions.
Example I know I should show my feelings, but it is too hard
Link http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1207/S15374424JCCP3104_12

Implementation details

No. of items 16
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 9-12
Cost single purchase Free - Available
Cost per child Free - Available

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .81-.83
Test retest 2 weeks, r= [.56,.59]
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 2-factor orthogo
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity r= [-.23,.53] with Children's Sadness Management Scale; r= [-.32,.40] with Children's Anger Management Scale; r= [.03,.30] with Affect Regulation Interview
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Penza-Clyve, S., & Zeman, J. (2002). Initial validation of the emotion expression scale for children (EESC). Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 31(4), 540-547. doi:10.1207/s15374424jccp3104_12