Measuring Emotional Intelligence and Related Constructs

Author: Schutte, Nicola
Malouff, John

Winner of the Adele Mellen Prize for Excellence in Scholarship
Presents and reviews measures related to emotional intelligence. It includes scales developed by various psychologists, which assess emotional intelligence and important components such as self-monitoring, empathy, and openness to experience. The book provides instructions on administration and scoring of each scale, brief norms, reliability and validity information.

“At a time when the topic of emotional intelligence (EI) is gaining greater and greater relevance in the study of psychological well-being, this book presents a welcome addition to the literature in the field. . . . Due to the sheer comprehensiveness of the aspects of EI for which it reports on assessment methodology, this is an invaluable book for social scientists and students seeking information about assessment methodology for use for a n EI research project, or simply wanting learn what has been published to date in the field of EI. . . . It admirably fulfills a great need for an assessment resource in this rapidly growing field.” – Dr. Manuel Martinez-Pons


“I found this to be an engaging and rigorous treatment of an intriguing topic. I suspect it will be the authority on the measurement of emotional intelligence for the foreseeable future. The authors’ handling of this complex substantive domain is methodical and sensible. The narrative is highly readable. This volume represents an excellent comprehensive catalog of viable measures addressed to the content domain of emotional intelligence. Each measure is succinctly and clearly described, with an accompanying compendium of data relevant to reliability and validity.” – Richard W. J. Neufeld

Table of Contents

Table of contents:
Preface by Richard W. J. Neufeld
1. What is Emotional Intelligence?: Nature of Emotion and Intelligence; Theories Relating Emotions to Intelligence
2. Assessment of Emotional Intelligence: Measures of Emotional Intelligence; how to Use Information Provided for Measures
3. Perception and Understanding of Emotions: Emotional Intelligence Scale; Meta-Mood Scale; Social Awareness Inventory; Larsen and Diener Affect Intensity Measure; Unipolar Markers of the Big Five; Berkeley Expressivity Index
4. Expression of Emotion: Berkeley Expressivity Index; Emotional Expressiveness Questionnaire; Ambivalence Over Emotional Expressiveness Questionnaire; Emotional Control Questionnaire
5. Regulation and Harnessing of Emotion, General Measures: Behavioral Attributes of Psychosocial Competence Scale; COPE; Brief COPE; Coping Styles Questionnaire; Unipolar Markers of the Big Five
6. Regulation and Harnessing of Emotions, Maintaining a Positive Outlook: Positive Outlook; Life Orientation Test; Optimism and Pessimism Scale; Generalized Expectancy of Success Scale; Dispositional Hope Scale; Hope Index
7. Regulating and Harnessing of Emotions, Impulse Control and Goal Orientation: Barratt Impulsiveness Scale; Impulsiveness Questionnaire; Goal Orientation Scale
8. Emotional Aspects of Relationships and Social Context: Interpersonal Reactivity Index; Self-Report Altruism Scale; Lennox and Wolfe Self-Monitoring Scale; Snyder Self-Monitoring Scale; Social Awareness Inventory; Unipolar Markers of the Big Five
9. The Future of Measurement of Emotional Intelligence