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De Nederlandse Empathie Quotiënt (EQ) en Systematiseren Quotiënt (SQ)

Groen, Y., Fuermaier, A. B. M., den Heijer, A. E., Tucha, O. & Althaus, M., 1-Jun-2016, In : Wetenschappelijk Tijdschrift Autisme. 15, 2, p. 73 7 p., 4.

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Worldwide, the Empathy Quotient (EQ) and Systemizing Quotient (SQ) are being used to measure the cognitive style of people. In a recently published study [Groen, Y., Fuermaier, A.B.M.,Den Heijer, A.E., Tucha, O., & Althaus, M. (2015). Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders] the psychometric properties of the Dutch EQ and SQ are described, which are being summarized here. The study describes a community sample (n = 685) and a group of high functioning males with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD; n = 42). Factor analysis suggested the presence of three sub scales within the EQ, which are Cognitive Empathy, Emotional Empathy and Social Skills. In general, the EQ and SQ appeared to be reliable and valid questionnaires for the measurement of empathizing and systemizing cognitive styles in healthy adults as well as in adults with ASD. Furthermore, the Dutch psychometric properties were compared to those of other international studies. Literature showed good cross-cultural stability for Western countries. In Asian countries, however, the EQ was less stable and less sensitive for differences between men and women.
Translated title of the contributionThe Dutch Empathy Quotient (EQ) and Systemizing Quotient (SQ)
Original languageDutch
Article number4
Pages (from-to)73
Number of pages7
JournalWetenschappelijk Tijdschrift Autisme
Volume15
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1-Jun-2016
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