Assessing Emotional Intelligence Using the Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i) and Related Instruments

  • Laura M. Wood
  • James D.A. Parker
  • Kateryna V. Keefer
Part of the The Springer Series on Human Exceptionality book series (SSHE)

Since the emergence of the emotional intelligence (EI) construct two decades ago (Salovey & Mayer, 1990) a variety of theoretical models and measures have appeared. Conceptual models of EI can typically be organized into one of two complementary types: ability models or trait models (Petrides & Furnham, 2001). The former approach views EI as a set of cognitive-emotional abilities best measured by maximum performance tests or problems (e.g., how to resolve a conflict with a spouse) that require understanding and/or use of emotions. The latter approach employs self-report or observer ratings to assess EI, since EI is viewed as a constellation of emotion-related self-perceptions and dispositions.


Life Satisfaction Emotional Intelligence Stress Management Conceptual Component National Hockey League 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laura M. Wood
    • 1
  • James D.A. Parker
    • 2
  • Kateryna V. Keefer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyTrent UniversityPeterboroughK9J 7B8
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyTrent University1600 West Bank DriveCanada

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