Measuring Emotional Intelligence

“In regard to measuring emotional intelligence – I am a great believer that criterion-report (that is, ability testing) is the only adequate method to employ. Intelligence is an ability, and is directly measured only by having people answer questions and evaluating the correctness of those answers.” –John D. Mayer

  • Reuven Bar-On’s EQ-i
    A self-report test designed to measure competencies including awareness, stress tolerance, problem solving, and happiness. According to Bar-On, “Emotional intelligence is an array of noncognitive capabilities, competencies, and skills that influence one’s ability to succeed in coping with environmental demands and pressures.”
  • Multifactor Emotional Intelligence Scale (MEIS)
    An ability-based test in which test-takers perform tasks designed to assess their ability to perceive, identify, understand, and utilize emotions.
  • Seligman Attributional Style Questionnaire (SASQ)
    Originally designed as a screening test for the life insurance company Metropolitan Life, the SASQ measures optimism and pessimism.
  • Emotional Competence Inventory (ECI)
    Based on an older instrument known as the Self-Assessment Questionnaire, the ECI involves having people who know the individual offer ratings of that person’s abilities on a number of different emotional competencies.

by Kendra Cherry.

Read more @ http://psychology.about.com/od/personalitydevelopment/a/emotionalintell.htm

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