Instrument Development

Moral Emotions Questionnaire

Quick Overview

  • Available in English
  • 17 items
  • 3 scales measuring shame, guilt and pride
  • response format: never, sometimes, often
  • For young children
  • Concurrent validity: MEQ scales showed acceptable internal consistencies, associations between the three moral emotions and externalizing behaviors, internalizing behaviors, and social competence were in accordance with previous research
  • Questionnaire is developed by B.M.S. da Silva, L. Ketelaar, G. Veiga, Y. Tsou and C. Rieffe

Publications about MEQ

Da Silva, B. M. S., Ketelaar, L., Veiga, G., Tsou, Y. T., & Rieffe, C. (2022). Moral emotions in early childhood: Validation of the Moral Emotions Questionnaire (MEQ). International Journal of Behavioral Development. doi: 10.1177/01650254221075031.

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