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

@article{Preti2011TheEQ,
  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},
  year={2011},
  volume={16},
  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… 
The Empathy and Systemizing Quotient: The Psychometric Properties of the Dutch Version and a Review of the Cross-Cultural Stability
TLDR
Overall, the Dutch EQ and SQ appeared reliable and valid tools to assess empathizing and systemizing cognitive style in healthy adults and high functioning adults with autism.
FACTOR STRUCTURE AND PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES OF THE CROATIAN SHORT VERSION OF THE EMPATHY QUOTIENT
The Empathy Quotient (EQ, Baron-Cohen & Wheelwright, 2004) measures empathy as an ability to identify what someone else is thinking and feeling, and to respond to their thoughts and feelings with an
The Factorial Structure of a 15-Item Version of the Italian Empathy Quotient Scale
The Empathy Quotient (EQ) scale is a self-report measure designed to assess empathy in adults. Although the scale is widely used and has been validated into different languages, its dimensionality is
Psychometric properties of the Serbian version of the Empathy Quotient (S-EQ)
In the present study we examined psychometric properties of the Serbian translation of the Empathy Quotient scale (S-EQ). The translated version of the EQ was applied on a sample of 694 high-school
Reliability, validity, and factorial structure of the Turkish version of the Empathy Quotient (Turkish EQ)
ABSTRACT OBJECTIVES Empathy is an essential ability that allows us to tune into how others are feeling or thinking. Empathy makes it possible to resonate with others’ positive and negative feelings
Assessing Dispositional Empathy in Adults: A French Validation of the Interpersonal Reactivity Index (IRI)
The goal of this study was to validate a French version of the Interpersonal Reactivity Index (IRI), a self-report questionnaire comprised of four subscales assessing affective (empathic concern and
Psychometric properties of the Chinese Empathy and Systemizing Quotients in a non-clinical sample
The Empathy Quotient (EQ) and Systemizing Quotient (SQ) are employed across countries to assess empathizing and systemizing abilities, however limited research on EQ and SQ has been conducted in
Validation of the Empathy Quotient in Mainland China
TLDR
Self-report empathy, as assessed by the current simplified Chinese version of the Empathy Quotient, appeared to relate to participants' autistic and alexithymic traits but not sex.
The Questionnaire of Cognitive and Affective Empathy: A Comparison Between Paper-and-Pencil Versus Online Formats in Italian Samples
TLDR
The findings of both studies provide support for the cross-cultural applicability of the QCAE, and reveal interesting associations between empathy and the other constructs under examination.
...
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 107 REFERENCES
Cross-Cultural Validation of the Empathy Quotient in a French-Speaking Sample
TLDR
This study provides further evidence that the EQ is reliable in this population and should be recommended to estimate empathy problems, notably in individuals with troubled interpersonal interaction patterns.
Measuring empathy: reliability and validity of the Empathy Quotient
TLDR
The Empathy Quotient is a valid, reliable scale and the different subscales may have clinical applications and moderate associations were found between the EQ and IRI subscales, suggesting concurrent validity.
The Empathy Quotient: An Investigation of Adults with Asperger Syndrome or High Functioning Autism, and Normal Sex Differences
TLDR
The EQ reveals both a sex difference in empathy in the general population and an empathy deficit in Asperger Syndrome or high-functioning autism adults, who are reported clinically to have difficulties in empathy.
Measuring individual differences in empathy: Evidence for a multidimensional approach.
To facilitate a multidimensional approach to empathy the Interpersonal Reactivity Index (IRI) includes 4 subscales: Perspective-Taking (PT) Fantasy (FS) Empathic Concern (EC) and Personal Distress
A Multidimensional Approach to Individual Differences in Empathy
The development of a multidimensional individual difference measure of empathy is described. The final version of the instrument consists of four seven-item subscales, each of which taps a separate
The Children’s Empathy Quotient and Systemizing Quotient: Sex Differences in Typical Development and in Autism Spectrum Conditions
TLDR
Children’s versions of the Empathy quotient and Systemizing Quotient were developed and administered to parents of typically developing children, aged 4–11 years, and showed good test–retest reliability and high internal consistency.
Sex Differences in Empathy and Related Capacities
In this article, the literature on sex differences in empathy (denned as vicarious affective responding to the emotional state of another) and related capacities (affective role taking and decoding
Empathy ability is impaired in alcohol-dependent patients.
TLDR
The level of empathy was significantly lower in the group of alcohol-dependent subjects than in the control sample (p <.001), which could lead latent abusers to find in the alcohol misuse something enabling them to compensate for their intrinsic weakness.
Alexithymia, empathy, and psychological symptoms in a family context.
TLDR
There may be an association between the general emotional distress, history of abuse, and high levels of alexithymia that occur in women with BPD.
...
...