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SA Journal of Industrial Psychology

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SA j. ind. Psychol. vol.34 n.2 Cape Town  2008

 

EMPIRICAL RESEARCH

 

The psychometric properties of the Schutte Emotional Intelligence Scale

 

 

Cara S Jonker; Christel Vosloo

Faculty of Economic and Management Science, North-West University, South Africa

Correspondence

 

 


ABSTRACT

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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Correspondence:
Cara Jonker
E-mail: cara.jonker@nwu.ac.za

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