Validation of the Empathy Quotient in Mainland China.
Journal of Personality Assessment
Taylor and Francis
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Zhao, Q., Neumann, D., Cao, X., Baron-Cohen, S., Sun, X., Cao, Y., Yan, C., et al. (2017). Validation of the Empathy Quotient in Mainland China.. Journal of Personality Assessment, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1080/00223891.2017.1324458
This research aimed to validate a simplified Chinese version of the Empathy Quotient (EQ; 60 items) for use with Mainland Chinese people. The original English version of the EQ was translated into simplified Chinese. Through an online survey, 588 Mainland Chinese participants completed the EQ and 3 other questionnaires: the Interpersonal Reactivity Index (IRI), the Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ), and the 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20). Thirty-five participants completed retesting of the EQ 3 to 4 weeks later. Sex differences on the EQ scores and psychometric properties of the EQ items were examined. Confirmatory factor analysis suggested that an EQ 15-item structural model fitted the data quite well. Self-report empathy, as assessed by the current simplified Chinese version of the EQ, appeared to relate to participants' autistic and alexithymic traits but not sex.
This research was supported by a Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholarship and a Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship to Qing Zhao.
Department of Health (via National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)) (NF-SI-0515-10097)
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00223891.2017.1324458
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