Emotional Style Questionnaire: A Multidimensional Measure of Healthy Emotionality

Pelin Kesebir , Agata Gąsiorowska , Robin Goldman , Matthew J. Hirshberg , Richard J. Davidson


In four studies, we document the development and validation of the Emotional Style Questionnaire (ESQ)—a 24-item self-report measure that captures how people vary across 6 dimensions that make up a healthy emotional life. These 6 dimensions (Outlook, Resilience, Social Intuition, Self-Awareness, Sensitivity to Context, and Attention) are based on a theoretical framework drawn from neuroscientific studies of emotion. Study 1 reports the development of the ESQ and provides initial support for the proposed factorial structure of the scale. Study 2 confirms the adequacy of the factorial structure in a second sample and establishes the construct validity of each of the 6 subscales. In Study 3, we test the relationship between the ESQ as a measure of healthy emotionality and various indicators of psychological and physical well-being. Finally, Study 4 investigates the test–retest reliability of the scale and reveals very good reliability across an interval of 4 weeks. We conclude that the ESQ is a psychometrically solid and easily implementable instrument that can be used to gauge healthy emotionality and its components in both clinical and research settings. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved)
Author Pelin Kesebir
Pelin Kesebir,,
, Agata Gąsiorowska (Filia we Wrocławiu / II Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu)
Agata Gąsiorowska,,
- II Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu
, Robin Goldman
Robin Goldman,,
, Matthew J. Hirshberg
Matthew J. Hirshberg,,
, Richard J. Davidson
Richard J. Davidson,,
Journal seriesPsychological Assessment, ISSN 1040-3590, e-ISSN 1939-134X, (N/A 140 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.6
Keywords in Englishemotion, mental health, well-being, happiness, questionnaire
ASJC Classification2738 Psychiatry and Mental health; 3203 Clinical Psychology
URL https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2019-36357-001
Languageen angielski
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 1.69; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 3.371 (2) - 2017=4.107 (5)
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