Emotion Awareness Questionnaire (EAQ)

1.    I am often confused or puzzled about what I am feeling
2.    I find it difficult to explain to a friend how I feel
3.    Other people don’t need to know how I am feeling.
4.    When I am scared or nervous‚ I feel something in my tummy
5.    It is important to know how my friends are feeling
6.    When I am angry or upset‚ I try to understand why
7.    It is difficult to know whether I feel sad or angry or something else
8.    I find it hard to talk to anyone about how I feel
9.    When I am upset about something‚ I often keep it to myself
10.When I feel upset‚ I can also feel it in my body
11.I don´t want to know how my friends are feeling
12.My feelings help me to understand what has happened
13.I never know exactly what kind of feeling I am ha‎ving
14.I can easily explain to a friend how I feel inside
15.When I am angry or upset‚ I try to hide this
16.I don´t feel anything in my body when I am scared or nervous
17.If a friend is upset‚ I try to understand why
18.When I have a problem‚ it helps me when I know how I feel about it
19.When I am upset‚ I don´t know if I am sad‚ scared or angry
20.When I am upset‚ I try not to show it
21.My body feels different when I am upset about something
22.I don’t care about how my friends are feeling inside
23.It is important to understand how I am feeling
24.Sometimes‚ I feel upset and I have no idea why
25.When I am feeling bad‚ it is no one else’s business
26.When I am sad‚ my body feels weak
27.I usually know how my friends are feeling
28.I always want to know why I feel bad about something
29.I often don’t know why I am angry
30.I don´t know when something will upset me or not
Differentiating Emotions (0.67; 0.74)‚ Verbal Sharing of Emotions (0.68; 0.77)‚ Not Hiding Emotions (0.68; 0.76)‚ Bodily Awareness (0.64; 0.74)‚ Attending to Others’ Emotions (0.65‚0.77)‚ Analyses of Emotions (0.65;0.77)
0=not true‚ 1=sometimes true‚ 2=true
Differentiating Emotions; items: 1‚ 7‚ 13‚ 19‚ 24‚ 29‚ and 30
Verbal Sharing of Emotions; items: 2‚ 8‚ and 14
Not Hiding Emotions; items: 3‚ 9‚ 15‚ 20‚ and 25
Bodily Awareness; items: 4‚ 10‚ 16‚ 21‚ and 26
Attending to Others’ Emotions; items: 5‚ 11‚ 17‚ 22‚ and 27
Analyses of Emotions; items: 6‚ 12‚ 18‚ 23‚ and 28
‚ Acting Out Emotions‚ Analyses of Emotions‚ and Others’ Emotions.
Recode items: 1‚ 2‚ 3‚ 4‚ 7‚ 8‚ 9‚ 10‚ 11‚ 13‚ 15‚ 19‚ 20‚ 21‚ 22‚ 24‚ 25‚ 26‚ 29‚ and 30

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.

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.