The Empathy Quotient: A cross-cultural comparison of the Italian version

  title={The Empathy Quotient: A cross-cultural comparison of the Italian version},
  author={Antonio Preti and Marcello Vellante and Simon Baron-Cohen and Giulia Zucca and Donatella Rita Petretto and Carmelo Masala},
  journal={Cognitive Neuropsychiatry},
  pages={50 - 70}
Introduction. The Empathy Quotient (EQ) is a self-report questionnaire that was developed to measure the cognitive, affective, and behavioural aspects of empathy. We evaluated its cross-cultural validity in an Italian sample. Methods. A sample of 18- to 30-year-old undergraduate students of both sexes (N=256, males=118) were invited to fill in the Italian version of the EQ, as well as other measures of emotional competence and psychological distress. Results. The EQ had an excellent reliability… 
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