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
AbstractAim. 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.
|Other language title versions||Analiza właściwości psychometrycznych polskiej wersji językowej Skróconej Skali Ilorazu Empatii (SSIE) – The Empathy Quotient (EQ-Short)|
|Journal series||Psychiatria Polska, ISSN 0033-2674, e-ISSN 2391-5854 , (A 15 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.75|
|Keywords in Polish||empatyzowanie, diagnoza, Skrócona Skala Ilorazu Empatii|
|Keywords in English||empathizing, assessment, EQ-Short|
|Language||en angielski , pl polski|
|Publication indicators||: 2016 = 0.566; : 2017 = 1.196 (2) - 2017=0.905 (5)|
|Citation count*||9 (2020-10-20)|
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