The Emotion Awareness Questionnaire (EAQ) was developed with the aim of identifying how children and adolescents feel or think about their feelings.The current version of the EAQ is designed with a six-factor structure describing six aspects of emotional functioning: Differentiating Emotions, Verbal Sharing of Emotions, Bodily Awareness of Emotions, Acting Out Emotions, Analyses of Emotions, Attention to Others' Emotions. The EAQ consists of a total of 30 items. In the updated version of the questionnaire, the EAQ-30, the scale Acting Out has been replaced by the scale Not Hiding.
Some items are positively formulated and thus reversely scored. Respondents are asked to rate the degree to which each item is true about them on a three-point scale (1 = not true, 2 = sometimes true, 3 = often true).
- The first published version of the EAQ is described in:
Rieffe, C., Meerum Terwogt, M., Petrides, K.V., Cowan, C., Miers, A.C., Tolland, A. (2007). Psychometric properties of the Emotion Awareness Questionnaire for children. Personality and Individual Differences, 43, 95-105.
- The updated version of the EAQ is described in:
Rieffe, C., Oosterveld, P., Miers, A.C., Meerum Terwogt, M., & Ly, V. (2008). Emotion awareness and internalising symptoms in children and adolescents; the Emotion Awareness Questionnaire revised. Personality and Individual Differences, 45, 756-761.
- For validation of the questionnaire in French and Spanish:
Lahaye, M., Mikolajczak, M., Rieffe, C., Villanueva, L., Van Broeck, N., Bodart, E., & Luminet, O. (2011). Cross-validation of the Emotion Awareness Questionnaire for children in three populations (2011). Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 29, 5, 418-427.
- For validation of the questionnaire in Spanish:
Rieffe, C., Villanueva, L., Adrián, J.E. & Górriz, A.B. (2009). Somatic complaints, mood states and emotional awareness in adolescents. Psicothema, 21, 459-464.
- For validation of the questionnaire in Italian:
Camodeca, M. & Rieffe, C. (2013). Validation of the Italian Emotion Awareness Questionnaire for children and adolescents. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 10, 3, 402-409.
- For validation of the questionnaire in Romanian:
Mihalca, A. M. (2015) The Emotion Awareness Questionnaire (Eaq30): A Call for Revision. Journal of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies, 15, 17-36.
- For validation of the questionnaire in Japanese:
Ishizu, K., & Shimoda, Yoshiyuki. (2013). Development of the Japanese version of the Emotion Awareness Questionnaire for junior high school students. The Japanese Journal of Psychology, 84, 229-237.
- For validation of the questionnaire in German:
Rueth, J.-E., Lohaus, A., & Vierhaus, M. (2018). The German version of the Emotion Awareness Questionnaire for children and adolescents: Associations with emotion regulation and psychosocial adjustment. Journal of Personality Assessment. Doi: 10.1080/00223891.2018.1492414.
Here you can download different versions of the EAQ:
Printing double-sided will form a booklet.