This paper is aimed at providing further psychometric robustness to the Test of Emotion Comprehension (TEC), a standardized tool for assessing emotion comprehension in childhood. The study explores the factorial structure, gender and age invariance in a large sample of children from Northern and Central Italy (N = 1,478, M = 755; F = 723) aged 3 to 10 years, identifying the pattern of age-normative development across six-month intervals. The confirmatory factorial analysis supports the original psychometric structure of the TEC. Implications for typical and atypical assessment and for research purpose are discussed.
Keywords: Test of Emotion Comprehension, structural equation model, normative scores, gender invariance, typical and atypical assessment
Ilaria Grazzani, Valeria Cavioni , Veronica Ornaghi, Alessandro Pepe, The Test of Emotion Comprehension (TEC) for children aged 3 to 10: Factorial structure, normative scores and use in typical and atypical assessment in "RICERCHE DI PSICOLOGIA " 3/2020, pp. 907-927, DOI:10.3280/RIP2020-003006