To date, various measurement approaches have been proposed to assess emotional intelligence (EI). Recently, two new EI tests have been developed based on the situational judgment test (SJT) paradigm: the Situational Test of Emotional Understanding (STEU) and the Situational Test of Emotion Management (STEM). Initial attempts have been made to examine the construct-related validity of these new tests; we extend these findings by placing the tests in a broad nomological network. To this end, 850 undergraduate students completed a personality inventory, a cognitive ability test, a self-report EI test, a performance-based EI measure, the STEU, and the STEM. The SJT-based EI tests were not strongly correlated with personality and fluid cognitive ability. Regarding their relation with existing EI measures, the tests did not capture the same construct as self-report EI measures, but corresponded rather to performance-based EI measures. Overall, these results lend support for the SJT paradigm for measuring EI as an ability.
Emotional intelligence, Situational judgment tests, Emotional intelligence assessment
Organizational Behavior and Theory | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources
International Journal of Psychology
Taylor & Francis (Routledge): STM, Behavioural Science and Public Health Titles / Wiley: 24 months
LIBBRECHT, N and LIEVENS, Filip.
Validity evidence for the situational judgment test paradigm in emotional intelligence measurement. (2012). International Journal of Psychology. 47, (6), 438-447. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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