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Title: Psychometric Properties of the Emotion Awareness Questionnaire for Children in a French-Speaking Population
Authors: Lahaye, Magali ×
Luminet, Oliver
Van Broeck, Nady
Bodart, Eddy
Mikolajczak, Moïra #
Issue Date: Jun-2010
Publisher: L. Erlbaum Associates
Series Title: Journal of Personality Assessment vol:92 issue:4 pages:317-326
Abstract: In this study, we investigated the psychometric properties of the French version of the Emotion Awareness Questionnaire (EAQ30; Rieffe et al., 2008). The EAQ30 was administered to 707 French-speaking children aged 8 to 16 years old. The original 6-factor structure was replicated in our data. The internal consistency coefficients of the EAQ30 subscales were satisfactory. We found small significant differences for gender and age. Regarding convergent validity, we found positive correlations between EAQ30 scores and emotional intelligence and negative correlations between EAQ30 scores and alexithymia. There was preliminary evidence of discriminant validity, with EAQ30 scores being weakly related to school performance, and concurrent validity, with EAQ30 scores being negatively related to somatic complaints, depression, and anxiety. Finally, except for 1 dimension, EAQ30 scores were not susceptible to social desirability. Although some weaknesses of the scale remain to be addressed, these findings support the use of the EAQ30 for research and clinical purposes.
ISSN: 0022-3891
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Clinical Psychology
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