Index of Empathy for Children and Adolescents (IECA)

The Empathy Index for Children and Adolescents (IECA) is a 22-item self-report questionnaire to assess dispositional affective empathy in children aged 6 and older. The IECA has been designed to assess emotional responsiveness, rather than accuracy of cognitive insight.

Empathy was assessed using seven self-reported items from the Dutch translation of the Index of Empathy for children and Adolescents (IECA). Items measured emotional reactions to seeing other people getting hurt or being upset, and were rated on a 3-point Likert scale.

Available measurements
  • Main Cohort

  • 9-10 years
  • CC
    8.7 - 12.5 years   From 2012-01-01 to 2016-12-31

    Mode of collection SelfAdministeredQuestionnaire
    Instrument name Index of Empathy for children and Adolescents (IECA)
    Alternate name mijn eerste vragenlijst
    Measure name Empathy
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