Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire-Short Form: Validity and Reliability Studies


DENİZ M. E. , OZER E., ISIK E.

EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, vol.38, no.169, pp.407-419, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 169
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.407-419
  • Keywords: Trait Emotional Intelligence, validity, reliability, INCREMENTAL VALIDITY, PERSONALITY

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the validity and reliability of Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire Short Form (TEIQue-SF) developed by Petrides and Furnham (2000, 2001). Participants were 464 university students. Language equivalency was supported by positive correlations between translated forms (English-Turkish) and backtranslated forms (Turkish-English). Explanatory Factor Analysis performed for construct validity revealed that the scale is a four-factor measure with 20 items. This four-factor solution was tested with Confirmatory Factor Analysis and the results provided a good fit to the data. The internal consistency score of the TEIQue-SF was .81 and test-retest reliabilty of the total score was .86. These results revealed that this scale is a valid and reliable instrument to use with Turkish university students.