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 In the updated version of the questionnaire, the EAQ-30, the scale Acting Out has been replaced by the scale Not Hiding.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 EAQ is only for children and adolescents. To measure emotion awareness in adults, the Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (TEIQue) developed by K.V. Petrides and colleagues can be used. It includes emotion awareness as part of the questionnaire, and is available here for scientific purposes.
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Printing double-sided will form a booklet.
Turkish version (validating):
Syntax to compute the scales:
Please note that we currently do not have norm scores or cut-off scores for our questionnaires. Read Frequently Asked Questions for more details.