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Measuring Emotional Intelligence

Key Topics

What Measures of Emotional Intelligence Are There?

The forthcoming 2008 review of emotional intelligence, Emerging Research in Emotional Intelligence, distinguishes two types of generally valid tests for the measure of emotional intelligence:

  1. Specific ability tests measure a key specific ability related to emotional intelligence such as the capacity to accurately identify emotion in faces.
  2. General integrative tests measure across a number of specific emotional intelligence skills to provide an overall picture of an individual's emotional intelligence.

The review features a number of tests that appear to tap emotional intelligence ability. The table below contains some representative examples. If there are difficulties with the links, please refer to the 2008 review itself.

Examples of Specific Ability Tests

Diagnostic Analysis of Nonverbal Accuracy 2--Adult Facial Expressions (DANVA 2-AF)

Japanese and Caucasian Brief Affect Recognition Test (JACBART)

Examples of Integrative Ability Tests

Assessment of Children's Emotional Skills (ACES)

Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT)