Psychometric properties of the Polish adaptation of short form of the Empathy Quotient (EQ-Short)

Kamila Jankowiak-Siuda , Joanna Kantor-Martynuska , Anna Siwy-Hudowska , Magdalena Śmieja , Mariola Dobrołowicz-Konkol , Iwona Zaraś-Wieczorek , Agnieszka Siedler


Aim. The purpose of the present study was to analyze the psychometric properties of the Polish-language version of the EQ-Short questionnaire, designed to measure affective and cognitive empathy. Method. 940 subjects, aged 15–80, took part in the study. Subjects fluent in both Polish and English (N = 31) completed the questionnaire in the original English version and its Polish translation. The remaining subjects (N = 909) participated in a study designed to verify construct validity and reliability of the Polish version of the tool. Results. The Polish and English versions of the EQ-Short show linguistic equivalence at a satisfactory level (r = 0.80, p < 0.001). Tests of validity and reliability of the translated tool showed that the Polish-language EQ-Short has good psychometric properties (Cronbach’s α = 0.78), comparable to the original version. In all age groups there were statistically significant sex differences in EQ-Short scores: women scored higher than men. Conclusion. The Polish-language adaptation of EQ-Short is linguistically and psychometrically similar to the English original and meets the criteria of a reliable tool for measuring empathy.
Author Kamila Jankowiak-Siuda (Wydział Psychologii)
Kamila Jankowiak-Siuda,,
- Wydział Psychologii
, Joanna Kantor-Martynuska
Joanna Kantor-Martynuska,,
, Anna Siwy-Hudowska (Wydział Psychologii)
Anna Siwy-Hudowska,,
- Wydział Psychologii
, Magdalena Śmieja
Magdalena Śmieja,,
, Mariola Dobrołowicz-Konkol
Mariola Dobrołowicz-Konkol,,
, Iwona Zaraś-Wieczorek
Iwona Zaraś-Wieczorek,,
, Agnieszka Siedler
Agnieszka Siedler,,
Other language title versionsAnaliza właściwości psychometrycznych polskiej wersji językowej Skróconej Skali Ilorazu Empatii (SSIE) – The Empathy Quotient (EQ-Short)
Journal seriesPsychiatria Polska, ISSN 0033-2674, e-ISSN 2391-5854 , (A 15 pkt)
Issue year2017
Publication size in sheets0.75
Keywords in Polishempatyzowanie, diagnoza, Skrócona Skala Ilorazu Empatii
Keywords in Englishempathizing, assessment, EQ-Short
ASJC Classification2738 Psychiatry and Mental health; 2700 General Medicine
Languageen angielski , pl polski
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.566; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 1.196 (2) - 2017=0.905 (5)
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