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SA Journal of Industrial Psychology

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JONKER, Cara S  and  VOSLOO, Christel. The psychometric properties of the Schutte Emotional Intelligence Scale. SA j. ind. Psychol. [online]. 2008, vol.34, n.2, pp. 21-30. ISSN 0258-5200.

the objective of this study was to investigate the psychometric properties of the Schutte Emotional Intelligence Scale (SEIS). the psychometric soundness of the SEIS was tested. A cross-sectional survey design was used for this study. A sample (n = 341) was taken from Economical Science students from a higher-education institution. the results obtained using the cross-sectional design supported a six-dimensional factor structure of the SEIS. the six factors are Positive Affect, Emotion-Others, happy Emotions, Emotions-Own, Non-verbal Emotions and Emotional Management. A multi-analysis of variance (MANOVA) was used to determine differences in terms of biographical data. the results indicated significant differences between gender and language groups.

Keywords : Psychometric properties; emotional intelligence scale; gender groups; language groups; SEIS.

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