Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-2018

Abstract

We describe an approach that enables a more complete evaluation of the validity of emotional intelligence measures. We argue that a source of evidence for validity is often overlooked by researchers and test developers, namely, evidence based on response processes. This evidence can be obtained through (a) a definition of the ability, (b) a description of the mental processes that operate when a person uses the ability, (c) the development of a theory of response behaviour that links variation in the construct with variation on the responses to the items of a measure, and (d) a test of the theory of response behaviour through one or more strategies that we describe.

Keywords

Emotional intelligence, Validity

Discipline

Personality and Social Contexts

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

Emotion Review

Volume

10

Issue

1

First Page

87

Last Page

95

ISSN

1754-0739

Identifier

10.1177/1754073917693688

Publisher

SAGE Publications (UK and US)

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

https://doi.org/10.1177/1754073917693688

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