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.
Emotional intelligence, Validity
Personality and Social Contexts
Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources
SAGE Publications (UK and US)
MINERS, Christopher T. H.; COTE, Stéphane; and LIEVENS, Filip.
Assessing the validity of emotional intelligence measures. (2018). Emotion Review. 10, (1), 87-95. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/lkcsb_research/5775
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