The Children’s Empathy Quotient and Systemizing Quotient: Sex Differences in Typical Development and in Autism Spectrum Conditions

@article{Auyeung2009TheCE,
  title={The Children’s Empathy Quotient and Systemizing Quotient: Sex Differences in Typical Development and in Autism Spectrum Conditions},
  author={Bonnie Auyeung and Sally J. Wheelwright and Carrie Allison and M W Atkinson and Nelum Samarawickrema and Simon Baron-Cohen},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  year={2009},
  volume={39},
  pages={1509-1521}
}
Children’s versions of the Empathy Quotient (EQ-C) and Systemizing Quotient (SQ-C) were developed and administered to n = 1,256 parents of typically developing children, aged 4–11 years. Both measures showed good test–retest reliability and high internal consistency. As predicted, girls scored significantly higher on the EQ-C, and boys scored significantly higher on the SQ-C. A further sample of n = 265 children with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) scored significantly lower on the EQ-C, and… 
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