Journal article

Psychometric features of turkish version of empathy quotient in university students

Emre Bora, Leyla Baysan

KLINIK PSIKOFARMAKOLOJI BULTENI-BULLETIN OF CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY | KURE ILETISIM GRUBU A S | Published : 2009

Abstract

Object: Aim of this study was to study reliability and preliminary validity of the Turkish version of Empathy Quotient (EQ) that was developed by Baron-Cohen and his collagues in the context of their influential Empathizing-Systemizing theory. EQ is a self-rated instrument that includes 40 questions tapping empathy and 20 filler items. EQ has also a 22-item short version that was based on results of a factor analysis. Another aim was to investigate the reliability of the EQ assessed by close friends of the subject. Method: The EQ was administered to 475 university students. For reliability analyses of the scale Cronbach alpha values was calculated and Split-half method was used. Reliability ..

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