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The Empathy and Systemizing Quotient: The Psychometric Properties of the Dutch Version and a Review of the Cross-Cultural Stability

Groen, Y., Fuermaier, A. B. M., Den Heijer, A. E., Tucha, O. & Althaus, M., Sep-2015, In : Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 45, 9, p. 2848-2864 17 p.

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The 'Empathy Quotient' (EQ) and 'Systemizing Quotient' (SQ) are used worldwide to measure people's empathizing and systemizing cognitive styles. This study investigates the psychometric properties of the Dutch EQ and SQ in healthy participants (n = 685), and high functioning males with autism spectrum disorder (n = 42). Factor analysis provided support for three subscales of the abridged 28-item EQ: Cognitive Empathy, Emotional Empathy and Social Skills. Overall, the Dutch EQ and SQ appeared reliable and valid tools to assess empathizing and systemizing cognitive style in healthy adults and high functioning adults with autism. The literature showed good cross-cultural stability of the SQ and EQ in Western countries, but in Asian countries EQ is less stable and less sensitive to sex differences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2848-2864
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Volume45
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep-2015

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  • EQ, SQ, Extreme male brain hypothesis, Empathy, Theory of mind, Sex differences, HIGH-FUNCTIONING AUTISM, NORMAL SEX-DIFFERENCES, ASPERGER-SYNDROME, FIT INDEXES, SPECTRUM, RELIABILITY, ADULTS, SCALE, VALIDITY
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