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The Emotion Comprehension Test: Selected Psychometric Properties of a New Measure of Emotion Understanding for Preschoolers

dc.contributor.advisorTeglasi, Hedwigen_US
dc.contributor.authorGustafson, Emily Anneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-19T07:15:51Z
dc.date.available2010-02-19T07:15:51Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/10033
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the psychometric properties, including internal consistency and item difficulty of a new measure of emotion understanding through quantitative analysis. Intercorrelations between the three subtest of the measure, correlations with age and gender, and response patterns were also examined. Emotion understanding is the ability to identify the emotions of others from facial expressions and behaviors and to understand what emotions are likely to be elicited by common social situations. Emotion understanding begins to emerge in the preschool years and serves as the foundation for social competence. The Emotion Comprehension Test (ECT) is a new measure of emotion understanding for preschoolers, which uses photographs of real children to depict natural emotional facial expressions to assess emotion identification. The measure also uses puppets to act out social situations associated with common emotions and behaviors associated with emotions. Internal consistency of the three subtests were found to be r = .699 for the Emotion Identification subtest, r = .805 for the Emotion - Situations subtest, and r = .614 for the Emotion - Behaviors subtest.en_US
dc.titleThe Emotion Comprehension Test: Selected Psychometric Properties of a New Measure of Emotion Understanding for Preschoolersen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentCounseling and Personnel Servicesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledPsychology, Developmentalen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledQuantitative Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledAssessmenten_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledEmotion Understandingen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledPreschoolen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledPsychometic Propertiesen_US


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