Convergent, Discriminant, and Incremental Validity of Competing Measures of Emotional Intelligence

  title={Convergent, Discriminant, and Incremental Validity of Competing Measures of Emotional Intelligence},
  author={Marc A. Brackett and John D. Mayer},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={1147 - 1158}
  • M. Brackett, J. Mayer
  • Published 1 September 2003
  • Psychology
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
This study investigated the convergent, discriminant, and incremental validity of one ability test of emotional intelligence (EI)—the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso-Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT)—and two self-report measures of EI—the Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i) and the self-report EI test (SREIT). The MSCEIT showed minimal relations to the EQ-i and SREIT, whereas the latter two measures were moderately interrelated. Among EI measures, the MSCEIT was discriminable from well-studied… 

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