Psychometric analysis of the Empathy Quotient ( EQ )

  title={Psychometric analysis of the Empathy Quotient ( EQ )},
  author={Carrie Allison and Simon Baron-Cohen and Sally J. Wheelwright and Mark H. Stone and Steven J. Muncer},
This study assessed the dimensionality of the Empathy Quotient (EQ) using two statistical approaches: Rasch and Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA). Participants included N = 658 with an autism spectrum condition diagnosis (ASC), N = 1375 family members of this group, and N = 3344 typical controls. Data were applied to the Rasch model (Rating Scale) using WINSTEPS. The Rasch model explained 83% of the variance. Reliability estimates were greater than .90. Analysis of differential item… CONTINUE READING
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