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Diversitas: Perspectivas en Psicología

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PULIDO ACOSTA, Federico  and  HERRERA CLAVERO, Francisco. Psychometric properties of a test under construction to assess emotional intelligence in high school and college students. Divers.: Perspect. Psicol. [online]. 2017, vol.13, n.1, pp.27-39. ISSN 1794-9998.

In the field of education there is high interest in emotional education programs. These programs must be evaluated to check their efficiency. The objective of this work is to develop a questionnaire to assess Emotional Intelligence (EI), following the model which conceives it as a set of skills, using the MSCEIT (Mayer et al., 2009) as reference; this questionnaire used a sample of high school and college students. We focused on 782 participants from 5 different centers; 39.4% are boys and 60.6% girls; 53.7% are Muslim and 46.3% Christian. The techniques used were a test developed to assess EI in teenagers and a similar adaptation of EHS (Gismero, 2000). The results show acceptable levels of reliability and also our expectations about theoretical dimensions were confirmed for both questionnaires. There are positive correlations between totals and their constituent dimensions. We found positive and significant correlations between both scales. Therefore, this questionnaire is an appropriate tool to evaluate these capabilities after making some modifications in future works.

Keywords : Emotional Intelligence; assessment tool; emotional education.

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