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EQ Empathy Quotient

S. Baron-Cohen
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Application

Measures pathological deficits in empathy.
The questionnaire captures the respondent’s subjectively perceived assessment of his or her own empathy. Empathy is one of the most basic components of our emotional and social life. The empathy quotient has been developed primarily for use in clinical neuropsychology. It is particularly intended for use with people with Asperger’s Syndrome or other autistic disorders.

Administration

Using a four-point response scale, respondents assess the extent to which they agree with various statements.

Test forms

One test form.
 

Scoring

The following main variable is scored:

Empathy quotient: Measure of one’s own subjectively perceived empathy.

Scoring elements

Table
Profile
Working time
Confidence interval
Profile analysis
Test protocol
Item analysis protocol
Progress chart
Special diagrammatic representation of results
Personalized Word report
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Test type

Special Personality Tests

Test information

adaptive
modular
language-free item material
parallel test form
conforms to the Rasch-model
additional device required
high level of test security
wide norm spectrum
test form available for online presentation - open mode
links to CogniPlus
supervisor-supported testing

Languages

English
German

Duration

approx. 10 minutes

Age

Norms for ages 16+.