Empathy & socio-emotional measures

Measures that capture children's characteristics in relation to empathy/compassion & perceived quality of life

The measures/individual questions will be added to the table shortly. 

Name of measure/scale Reference and/or website

Children's Compassion toward Animals (CCA)

(5 items)

Hawkins, R.D. and Williams, J.M (2016) Children’s Beliefs about Animal Minds (Child-BAM): Associations with positive and negative child–animal interaction. Anthrozoös, 29(3), 503-519.

Index of Empathy for Children and Adolescents

(22 items)

Bryant, B.K. (1982). An index of empathy for children and adolescents. Child Development, 413-425.

An index of empathy for children and adolescents (semanticscholar.org)

Kidscreen 10 Quality of Life measure

(10 items)

Ravens-Sieberer, U., Gosch, A., Rajmil, L., Erhart, M., Bruil, J., Duer, W., Auquier, P., Power, M., Abel, T., Czemy, L., Mazur, J., Czimbalmos, A., Tountas, Y., Hagquist, C., Kilroe, J. & the European KIDSCREEN Group. (2005). KIDSCREEN-52 quality-of-life measure for children and adolescents. Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research, 5(3), 353-364.

The KIDSCREEN-10 Index - kidscreen.org

Prosocial Tendencies Measure-Revised (PTM-R)

(25 items)

Carlo, G., Hausmann, A., Christiansen, S. & Randall, B.A. (2003). Sociocognitive and behavioral correlates of a measure of prosocial tendencies for adolescents. Journal of Early Adolescence, 23(1), 107-34.

Sociocognitive and Behavioral Correlates of a Measure of Prosocial Tendencies for Adolescents (core.ac.uk)

Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ)

(25 items)

Goodman, R, Meltzer, H. & Bailey, V. (1998). The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire: A pilot study on the validity of the self-report version. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 7, 125-130.


Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire Adolescent Short Form (TEIQue-ASF)

(30 items)

Petrides, K. V. (2009).  Psychometric properties of the Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire.  In C. Stough, D. H. Saklofske, and J. D. Parker (eds). Advances in the Assessment of Emotional Intelligence. New York: Springer.


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