An Ability Model of Emotional Intelligence: A Rationale, Description, and Application of the Mayer Salovey Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT)

  • Peter K. Papadogiannis
  • Deena Logan
  • Gill Sitarenios
Part of the The Springer Series on Human Exceptionality book series (SSHE)

Since the best selling book by Goleman (1995), an escalating interest in the construct of emotional intelligence (EI) has made its way into popular press, academic textbooks, and peer reviewed journals. Despite this growing interest, the measurement of EI has come under scrutiny (Landy & Conte, 2004; Matthews, Zeidner, & Roberts, 2002). This scrutiny centers on the lack of agreement between researchers on how to define EI as a construct. In turn, identifying the most amenable means for measuring EI has presented challenges to researchers resulting in several derivatives of the EI construct (MacCann, Matthews, Zeidner, & Roberts, 2004). Currently, numerous theoretical models of EI are being advocated in the popular and academic press, as well as a variety of published and unpublished instruments claiming to assess it.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter K. Papadogiannis
    • 1
  • Deena Logan
    • 2
  • Gill Sitarenios
    • 2
  1. 1.Multi Health Systems, Inc.TorontoCanada
  2. 2.Multi Health Systems, Inc.TorontoCanada

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