by Reuven Bar-On, Ph.D. , James D.A. Parker, Ph.D.
Purpose: Measures the level of emotional and social functioning in youth aged 7 to 18 years
Admin: 10 - 30 minutes
Qualification Level: A (Psychologist)
Based on the original EQ-i™ for adults, the EQ-i:YV™ measures the level of emotional and social functioning in children and adolescents. It is used by psychologists, school counselors, social workers, and mental health professionals to identify an individual’s emotional intelligence strengths and weaknesses in order to help that individual develop the skills needed for social, personal, and academic success.
- As a strength-based assessment, the EQ-i:YV highlights areas of positive functioning as well as areas for development
- Results provide professionals with information needed to assist students in coping with demands at school that could lead to underachievement or the development of emotional and behavioral problems.
Key Areas Measured
- General Mood
- Stress Management
- Positive Impression (validity)
- Inconsistency Index (validity)
There are two versions of the EQ-i:YV—the original full-length version and the short version (EQ-i: YV[S]). The full-length version of the EQ-i:YV provides scores for all of the scales, as well as the two validity scales. It is recommended for initial evaluations because it provides a broader assessment of functioning.
The EQ-i: YV(S) provides scores for all the scales on the full-length version, with the exception of the General Mood scale and the Inconsistency Index. It is ideal for repeat administrations to measure the effectiveness of interventions, and is also used as a screening instrument to identify possible problem areas.
The EQ-i:YV has been subjected to numerous validity studies that demonstrate the appropriateness of the scale structure, both empirically and theoretically. The EQ-i:YV assessment is recommended for both clinical and research environments. Construct validity and detailed data are presented in the EQ-i:YV Technical Manual on factor analysis, correlation with the EQ-i®, correlation with other measures believed to tap similar or related constructs (e.g., NEO-FFI and CDI), and intercorrelations between the various EQ-i:YV scales.