عنوان مقاله [English]
One of the indicators of behavioral problems in children and adolescents is the emotional intelligence. The most important component of emotional intelligence is emotional awareness. One of the novel tools for measuring emotional awareness in children and adolescents is Rieffe emotional self-awareness questionnaire. The aim of this study is to determine the validity and reliability of this questionnaire. For evaluating the reliability of this questionnaire, internal consistency, Cronbach's alpha, was used. For checking the validity of the questionnaire, Face Validity and confirmatory factor analysis based on structural equation modeling were used. The results showed that this questionnaire with 30 questions in three measures has not been sufficient reliability (Cronbach's alpha coefficient less than 6.0) and with eliminating a question of each subscale, validity condition was provided. As a result, recommended the modified version with 27 questions, that fits Iranian children and adolescents, to be used for future studies.