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SA Journal of Industrial Psychology

versão On-line ISSN 2071-0763
versão impressa ISSN 0258-5200

SA j. ind. Psychol. vol.34 no.2 Johannesburg  2008




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





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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