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Emotional Quotient Inventory:
Youth Version

Reuven Bar-On, Ph.D.
James D.A. Parker, Ph.D.

Technical Information

The normative sample for the EQ-i:YV consists of a large number of children and teenagers from elementary, middle, and high schools across North America. Norms are presented separately for boys and girls in four age intervals.
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Profile Reports

Profile Reports graphically and numerically provide results for each scale, along with a total score representing overall functioning, to summarize each administration.


For more information on the EQ-i:YV click here.

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About the Author

Reuven Bar-On, Ph.D.
Dr. Reuven Bar-On is the director of the International Institute of Applied Intelligence in Denmark. He is also associated with the Collaborative to Advance Social and Emotional Learning at the University of Illinois and the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations at Rutgers University. Dr. Bar-On has been involved in defining, measuring, and applying emotional intelligence since 1980. He coined the term "EQ" in 1985 and published the EQ-i, the first test of emotional intelligence, in 1997. Dr. Bar-On coedited the first textbook on emotional intelligence, The Handbook of Emotional Intelligence, with James D.A. Parker. With Richard Handley, in 1999, he coauthored a book, Optimizing People, on ways of enhancing individual and organizational effectiveness.

James D. A. Parker, Ph.D.
Dr. James D. A. Parker is an associate professor of psychology in the Department of Psychology at Trent University, Ontario, Canada. He is also the director of the Applications of Modeling in the Natural and Social Sciences graduate program at the same university. He earned his Ph.D. in psychology from York University in 1991, and from 1991 to 1994 was a research fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Since 1992, Dr. Parker has also worked as a statistical and psychometric consultant for Multi-Health Systems Inc. Dr. Parker has published over 75 articles and book chapters, mostly in the areas of personality and psychopathology, coping, and emotion. Much of his recent work has focused on the study of regulation of emotion, and the link between emotional intelligence, mental and physical health.Back to the top


Reuven Bar-On, Ph.D. & James D.A. Parker, Ph.D.

Age Range 7 to 18 years

Administration Time
  • Full-length: 30 minutes
  • Short: 10 minutes
Administration Type Self-report
Qualification Level B

  • Handscored
  • Online (administration and scoring)
  • Software (administration and scoring)  - View Requirements