The Basic Empathy Scale is a 20-item measure of basic empathy, assessing four emotions: fear, sadness, anger, and happiness.
High Psychometric Score
A five-point response scale (strongly disagree to strongly agree)
Jolliffe, D., & Farrington, D. P. (2006). Development and validation of the Basic Empathy Scale. Journal of adolescence, 29(4), 589-611.
Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework
Field Expert Input
Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing