Development and validation of a self-report measure of emotional intelligence as a multidimensional trait domain
Abbreviated Journal Title
Pers. Soc. Psychol. Bull.
emotional intelligence; self-report scale development; social; desirability; life satisfaction; cross-cultural adaptability; INVENTORY EQ-I; QUOTIENT INVENTORY; UNIVERSITY-STUDENTS; PREDICTIVE-VALIDITY; PERSONALITY; PERFORMANCE; LIFE; SATISFACTION; CONSTRUCT; QUALITY; Psychology, Social
Psychometric review of 33 peer-reviewed studies of six self-report emotional intelligence (EI) measures supports a multidimensional conceptualization, of EI. The nature and number of EI facets, however, and their distinctiveness from more established trait domains is unclear. Building on earlier efforts, three studies were undertaken (Ns = 138, 163, 152) to develop self-report measures of 10 facets of EI proposed by Salovey and Mayer (1990). Results support the reliability (internal consistency, test-retest) and validity (content, criterion, construct, structural) of the proposed scales and their distinctiveness among themselves and with respect to more established trait domains (e.g., personality). Specifically, three satisfaction and four cross-cultural adaptability facets were predicted uniquely by 9 of the 10 proposed subscales, controlling for social desirability, the Big Five, positive and negative affect, and self-monitoring. All told, results confirm that trait-EI can self-report and conceptualized as a distinct multidimensional domain.
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
Article; Proceedings Paper
"Development and validation of a self-report measure of emotional intelligence as a multidimensional trait domain" (2005). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 5719.