Emotion Contagion Scale

Author of Tool: 

Doherty

Key references: 

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.

Background: 

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.

Psychometrics: 

Reliability and validity are discussed in Doherty (1997)

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Files: 

Microsoft Office document iconemotional_contagion_scale.doc

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 

https://dx.doi.org/10.13072/midss.204