Emotion Contagion Scale
Author of Tool:
Doherty, R. W. (1997). The Emotional contagion scale: A measure of individual differences. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 21, 131-154.
Primary use / Purpose:
The emotion contagion scale is a 15 item likert-type scale measuring an individual’s susceptibility to emotion contagion.
The emotion contagion scale was originally developed in 1994 as an 18 item questionnaire measured on 4 points, and was revised in 1997. Emotion contagion is an important characteristic in social interaction and personal relationships. This questionnaire allows the measurement of individual differences in this respect.
Reliability and validity are discussed in Doherty (1997)