College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Title

Development and Validation of a Measure of Emotional Intelligence

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1998

Publication Title

Personality and Individual Differences

ISSN

0191-8869

Volume

25

Issue/No.

2

Abstract

This series of studies describes the development of a measure of emotional intelligence based on the model of emotional intelligence developed by Salovey and Mayer [Salovey, P. & Mayer, J. D. (1990). Emotional intelligence. Imagination, Cognition and Personality, 9, 185–211.]. A pool of 62 items represented the different dimensions of the model. A factor analysis of the responses of 346 participants suggested the creation of a 33-item scale. Additional studies showed the 33-item measure to have good internal consistency and testretest reliability. Validation studies showed that scores on the 33-item measure

DOI

10.1016/S0191-8869(98)00001-4