SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Business Administration
Measuring and Validating Emotional Intelligence as Performance or Self-Report
() and Elisabeth Engelberg
Abstract: This is a study of emotional intelligence (EI). EI was
measured by performance and self-report tasks. Data were also obtained on
basic values, some standard personality dimensions such as those specified
in the five-factor model, social adjustment and several scales of
impression management. Criteria were loneliness, work-family life balance
and Internet addiction, and also measures of emotional and value deviance.
Participants were college students in a business education program who
participated anonymously in the extensive test session, which took about
six hours to complete. It was found that EI measures - both self-report and
performance - intercorrelated as expected, and that EI was strongly related
as expected to criteria. People high in EI reported less loneliness, less
Internet addiction and better work/studies - leisure/family balance.
Impression management was more strongly related to self-report data than to
performance. Self-report data were to a large extent accounted for by
measures of personality according to the five-factor model, but performance
measures were not. Finally, the extent of faking was measured and
Keywords: emotional intelligence; personality; five-factor model; and impression management; (follow links to similar papers)
28 pages, February 7, 2004
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